Diabetes Management

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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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Management

Getting Ready For A Football Game

As a diabetic, preparing for a football game means more than having your team colors ready to wear. Rhodes makes sure he’s prepared for the entire duration of the game and them some. He always wears a jacket or vest with lots of pockets for meters, sugar sources, and supplies. When asked about his gear, […]

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Management

Preparing for a Tailgate

Touchdown… fall is in full swing, which means lots of football! How do you prepare for a football tailgate as a diabetic? Rhodes shares his tips in this video — including not treating the tailgate as a meal. Do you have any tailgating tips or strategies? Share them with us! 

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Management

Celebrating the 34th Anniversary of My Diabetes Diagnosis

This week, Rhodes is celebrating the 34th anniversary of his diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes – October 10, 1983. He shares a few things he has learned over the last three decades in this video. We have some additional lessons we have learned along the way that we would like to share with you:  Find […]

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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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Management

Tips from a Dietician

Do you see a dietician to best manage your diabetes? A few years ago, we sat down with Amy Landing, Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and Clinical Services Manager at Insulet Corporation, for her top five tips for diet and managing diabetes. Check out these valuable tips: Control your portion size and keep a food diary How […]

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Management

A Recipe for Diabetic-Friendly Indulgent Squash Casserole

Who doesn’t love a hot, cheesy Paula Dean casserole in the fall? If you are sticking to a low-carb, low-fat diet for good blood sugar control… does that mean bye-bye cheesy squash casserole? “NO WAY,” we say. It just means you have to make some adjustments. Lose some of the fat but not the flavor […]

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Support Team

Upcoming Diabetes Events in Virginia

Fall is a busy time of the year – especially for events to raise awareness and support finding a cure for diabetes. To make it easier for you – we’ve put together a list below of a number of the events going on in Virginia in the next month or two. Bring your whole support team […]

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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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