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Tips for Stabilizing Blood Sugar during the Holidays

The holiday season makes all of us a little more stressed, much more tired, and tempted by too many sweets and treats we should avoid! But for those of us who are diabetic, stress and bad eating can have serious consequences. This is your friendly reminder to STAY ON TRACK THIS HOLIDAY. Here are our 3 tips for […]

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Exercise Regularly for Better Blood Sugar

When you exercise, even just moderate walking, your heart beats faster and your muscles get put to work. The result is you use up the sugar in your blood stream. According to WebMD, this can mean overall lower blood sugar levels and can make the insulin in your body work better — but we don’t need doctors or the internet to tell […]

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A Diabetes Checklist for a Babysitter

As parents to young children, we have our babysitter instructions on our fridge… Emergency contact info, preferred hospital, food allergy information, location of medications. But parents of diabetic children often feel like they could cover the entire fridge with instructions or worst yet, never leave the house. If you don’t have a nurse friend or […]

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What is Your T1D Footprint?

According to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1.25 million Americans are currently living with Type 1 Diabetes and 5 million Americans are expected to have it by 2050. We must continue to spread awareness and support and encourage each other! The numbers – including finger pricks and injections, continue to add up. We’re in this […]

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Being Prepared for an Emergency Situation

As much as we hate to admit it, we are hearing more and more about emergency situations– from natural disasters, to violence in public places, to car accidents and backups. It is always important to be prepared, but we think there are 3 situations when it is especially important to be OVER prepared. If: You […]

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Diabetic-Friendly Halloween Alternatives

Trick-or-treat! We look for non-candy, healthier options for Halloween that are still fun to give and receive. Our tip for coming up with creative alternatives, is talk to the neighborhood kids! Ask them what non-candy treats and snacks they like to take to school. We did, and we got some great ideas! What will you be handing […]

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Recipe Inspiration — Steak Salad

We eat a lot of salads! It doesn’t get boring because I change the protein, greens, toppings, and dressing to shake it up. I was recently inspired by this salad on the cover of the Diabetic Living magazine. It was super simple and delicious! The Chimichurri sauce that the recipe suggested didn’t appeal to me and Rhodes isn’t a big fan of […]

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Insertion Site Duration for Insulin Pump and CGM

Are you considering using an insulin pump or continuous glucose monitor (CGM) as part of your diabetes management? Do you wonder how long you can typically wear it before having to remove the insertion and move it to a new site? In this Diabetes Minute, Rhodes talks about how long he wears his Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm Pump […]

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Forgot Meds? Try telemedicine!

Have you ever been traveling and forgot important diabetes medications or supplies? While traveling without insulin for his pump, Rhodes recently learned about telemedicine or telehealth options offered by many insurance companies. You may be able to speak live to a primary care doctor on your smart phone or computer through a low-cost app.  Call your […]

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Joining A Gym

Intimidated about joining a gym or going back to the gym? Alana was too, but now that she’s back, she feels great. She shares what she looked for in a gym, and why it has made all the difference.

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