It’s that time of year, when we all tend to focus more on what we eat and how much we eat. Here’s a tip we got from the Diabetes Treatment Center (at Bon Secours in Richmond) about how to make a healthy, low-carb plate. Two quarter sections for your protein and starch, and half the […]
When I was a kid, our Thanksgiving sweet potatoes consisted of a “casserole” made with yams from a can, brown sugar, pineapple chunks, and marshmallows. The first time I tried making it for Rhodes’ family, they thought I was nuts. Starch with sugar and sugar on top. Thankfully, we now eat these roasted sweet potatoes […]
October 10th is the 37th anniversary of Rhodes’ diabetes diagnosis. We remember it every year, and celebrate all the advances that have made management of this disease much easier. This week, Rhodes reflects on his diabetes journey. Share your journey with us!
This year, in light of COVID, the American Diabetes Association and JDRF are hosting online, virtual walks. We haven’t stopped diabetes, so we can’t stop fundraising to find a cure! We’ve registered for our walks. Now what? You should still get out and walk, jog, or run the day of the event. Use the upcoming […]
Rhodes and I have been active walkers, volunteers, and fundraisers in diabetes walks for over a decade. We love the encouragement that comes with being a part of the greater good. We love knowing that these walks are raising funds to cure and treat diabetes. And, we love being motivated to exercise. If you are […]
It’s that time of year when summer days are dragging on, and yet the rush of fall is upon us. Especially this year, there is a lot of worry and a lot of change going into the fall. Whether you are diabetic yourself or the caregiver to a diabetic, do not forget to take some […]
Water, water and more water. Keeps you hydrated and helps with blood sugar management. But, what should you drink when you are so sick of water, that you could float? Here’s what we keep stocked in our “drink” fridge! Lots of variety and flavors to keep your thirst quenched, and your hands out of the […]
A few weeks ago, we shared that Rhodes’ insulin pump died suddenly. Unfortunately, that caught us unprepared. Rhodes shares his lessons learned and how he’ll be better prepared with back-up options next time. How do you stay prepared?