Diabetes Management

Support Team

Focusing on “Me Time”

Whether you are managing diabetes yourself or you are the support system for someone, it is really important that from time to time, you take time to center yourself and take a break. Show yourself some love and take time for you to recharge and do something you enjoy! You deserve it. How do you […]

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Support Team

The Truth About Diabetes Burnout and Rebellion

We participated in the JDRF Type One Nation Summit this past weekend. It was interesting to talk to parents and adult type 1’s and hear that everyone from kids, to teens, to adults experience diabetes burnout or go through a period of rebellion from responsible management. Maybe we expect it from tweens and teens, but adults […]

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Management

Tips for Managing Diabetes this Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend is almost here! Keep these tips in mind for managing your diabetes at your family celebrations, pool parties and barbecues this long, holiday weekend. Have fun and stay safe!

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Management

Incorporate Summer Produce into Your Meals

Summer is our favorite season for healthy eating because fresh produce is abundant in all the grocery stores. Fresh, healthy, colorful– fruit and veggies are the way to go. Here are our four favorite ways we’ve been incorporating produce into our meals this summer: Replace desserts with a few slices of watermelon, some chilled berries or sliced […]

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Management

When things don’t go as planned at school

You met with your child’s teacher or coach about his or her T1D, you have a written plan, and then nothing goes according to the plan. You aren’t the only one. It happens all too often. Whether it’s at school, at camp, or in an after school activity, we know it is frustrating when you have been […]

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Management

How to Avoid Diabetes Burnout

We know how frustrating it is when you feel like you have done everything right and you still have a severe low or a severe high, with no explanation. This can really make you feel burned out. Find out Rhodes’ top strategies for avoiding diabetes burnout in this video. How do you avoid diabetes burnout? […]

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Tools

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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Management

How to Manage Your Blood Sugar When You Skip A Meal

Rhodes recently found himself in a five hour meeting at work and knew he was either going to have to skip dinner or eat it extremely late. Find out how he handled it and woke up with a really good blood sugar the next morning, in this video!

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Management

Blood Sugar Management During a Race

Any diabetic who has run in a charity or competitive race, swims on a swim team, or even plays pick up basketball on the weekends, can appreciate the struggle of managing blood sugar during competitive conditions. It’s not as simple as “normal exercise” like a trip to the gym or ordinary weekend jog. And, it’s certainly not as easy as starting in […]

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Management

Beer and Hard Cider- Read the Labels

On a recent trip to the grocery store, I was shocked to discover not only that most of the hard apple ciders now offer nutrition information on the bottle (like calories, carbs and sugar), but some brands have nearly 1/2 the carbs as others! My favorite hard cider (probably because it is so sweet) has […]

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