Explaining diabetes and day-to-day management to a child, whether young or grown, can be challenging and even intimidating. As a first step, we recommend finding an age-appropriate book to answer basic questions and open the lines of communication.
“You Have Diabetes.” These three words will change your life. Perhaps you have diabetes in your family, perhaps you suspected it. Perhaps this diagnosis took you by surprise. In any case, hearing these words from your doctor can be overwhelming and intimidating, to say the least. And, like many others, after giving you the diagnoses and a […]
If you are diabetic, going under the knife or even having a simple out-patient procedure requires more preparation than for non-diabetics. Why? If you will have anesthesia, you may have to fast or not drink water prior to surgery. So, we recommend that you ask for an early appointment time. If you have to avoid […]
Have you seen rice-alternatives at the grocery store like “riced” cauliflower or broccoli? Looks tempting, we we’ve found that the texture and taste don’t exactly mimic rice or a similar starch like quinoa or couscous. However, the idea of cutting back your carb count by serving veggies in lieu of a starch is a good one. […]
When did the holidays turn into an excuse to go crazy with candy and sweets? Every grocery stores goes from holiday to holiday repackaging chocolate and candies with red for Valentines, pastels for Easter, patriotic colors for the summer, orange for Halloween, then red and green at Christmas. Same candy, same sugar high, different color. […]
Spring is here which means it’s time for spring cleaning, including your home, your yard and your diabetes supplies! Put all of your supplies in one box to see what you have, what you might need and what to get rid of. Don’t forget to check expiration dates, too! Rhodes explains how he sorts and […]
Do you sometimes forget to pack a lunch, run out of time, and get caught feeling hangry and eyeing a drive thru? Our quick and easy solution is a protein bar. We keep a box of low-carb protein bars in our cars and in our desk drawers at work. But, because it can be tempting to eat thru them […]
We follow a low carb diet in our house as much as we can to help Rhodes with his diabetes management, however where we sometimes get caught up, is with our snacks. Find out some of our favorite and essential, low carb and high protein snacks in this video!
We hear this question all the time! Exactly how many carbohydrates should I eat for meals and snacks? The American Diabetes Association used to publish recommendations. But recently, they changed course, and have said that a carb goal needs to be set for each person individually by his or her health care team. We agree! There […]
Love spaghetti and meatballs? Who doesn’t? We’re going to shake it up with a few substitutions that make your pasta meal healthier and lower in carbs! First, we love spaghetti squash. In our opinion, it’s the best substitute for pasta. One medium spaghetti squash will serve 2-3 adults. 1 cup of baked and shredded spaghetti squash […]