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Meal Planning Tips

The most wonderful time of the year also seems to be the busiest time of the year! So, we work extra hard to make sure healthy meals are on the table and we don’t end up with fast food or meal out at a restaurant. What’s the key? Preparation. We do as much prep work […]

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Holiday Meal? Use The Healthy Plate Model

I was reading this winter’s “Diabetic Living” magazine (I have a subscription), when I came across this awesome article and picture! It’s the healthy plate model. When I learned this technique about ten years ago, it changed how we eat at home, at restaurants, and during the holidays. We follow a low carb diet to help […]

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Low-Carb Breakfast Egg Muffins

A low-carb muffin, say what? Yes, its true. I love this recipe and make these often (especially when I know I am going to have a busy week). I make 6 egg muffins on Monday morning, or even Sunday night. I store them in an air-tight container in the fridge and then each morning, I just […]

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Important Stats for Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know that according to the American Diabetes Association, 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year? Check out these important statistics about diabetes: Nearly 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes (Source: CDC) 1.25 million Americans are living with T1D, including about 200,000 youth (less than 20 years […]

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Halloween Candy Carb Count

Have you ever stopped to compare the carbs in your favorite candy? Why ruin a good thing, you say? Well, perhaps, if you can make some educated choices on the front end, you or your child can avoid a blood sugar spike on Halloween night and in the days that follow. The Diabetes Forecast has […]

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Teal Halloween pumpkins?

Have you seen the teal colored Halloween pumpkins in the stores this fall? Do you know what they are all about? The Teal Pumpkin Project is about raising awareness for food allergies and inclusiveness in Tick-or-Treating at Halloween time. We do have food allergies in our house, but we also think this is a great […]

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Newly Diagnosed? Now What?

If you or a loved one was recently diagnosed with Diabetes– take a breath. It will be okay. If you need some words of encouragement, watch Rhodes’ video about Hope for T1D Kids. Next, get busy. Here are our top 3 tips for managing a new diagnosis: If you don’t already have an endocrinologist you […]

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Diabetes and Hurricane Preparedness

As we are getting ready for the arrival of Hurricane Florence, we have some tips for you in managing your blood sugar, making sure you have enough supplies, and managing your diet and exercise when there is a severe weather event coming. Stay safe!

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Travel Snacks for On-the-Go

Planning a car trip? Or just on the run? Like all diabetes management, packing snacks takes some time and effort if you don’t want to end up at the mercy of fast-food restaurants and convenience stores. We think glucose tablets are your best bet to treat lows– they are fast acting and don’t add calories or fat […]

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The Rising Cost of Insulin

National diabetes organizations report that the cost of insulin tripled between 2002 and 2013. If that wasn’t bad enough, two of the leading insulin manufacturers increased the list price on their products by about 8% in the last year. We know the high cost of insulin is a problem for many people. Organizations like the Juvenile Diabetes Research […]

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