Diabetes Management

Management

Stress Management Tips that Actually Work

We’ve talked quite a bit about stress, Effects of Stress on Blood Sugar, and our tips for Managing Stress. Did you know April is National Stress Awareness Month? It’s gotten that bad folks. We are all stressed and we know it. We recently spent some time researching stress management tips online and found a lot of articles that […]

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Management

Seasonal Allergies and Diabetes

Ever wonder if seasonal allergies have an effect on your diabetes management? We did, and it turns out it may be less about your allergy symptoms, and more about your allergy medications and treatments.

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Management

Diabetic Foot Care Best Practices

Rhodes shares which socks and shoes he wears (and when) to best take care of his feet and avoid blisters and abrasions. What are your top foot care tips? Share them with us!

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Management

Seeing A Podiatrist

Rhodes sees a podiatrist about once per year. He shares his foot care regimen and steps he takes in the event he has a blister or abrasion in this video. Do you have any foot care tips? Share them with us!

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Diabetes Alert Day

March 27, 2018, is the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) National Alert Day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of the risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes. If you are involved in our support group, you are probably already aware of the risks and consequences of a life with diabetes. However, you probably […]

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Management

Monitoring Your Feet

How are you caring for your feet? As a Type 1 Diabetic, Rhodes pays really close attention to his feet. Find out how in this video! Join the conversation at http://www.thediabetesuspportgroup.org.

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Management

Spring Break Bound

Spring break with the kids sounds fun doesn’t it?! However, when you have a diabetic in your family, its not all fun and games. Spring break, like any travel, requires advance research and preparation. Our 5 tips for family travel are: Two months in advance, make sure you have all the medications, insulin, and diabetes supplies you will need […]

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Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is common in folks who suffer from diabetes and the symptoms can include tingling and numbness in any of your extremities, including your feet. It’s serious and important that if you are experiencing this, you immediately make an appointment with your doctor. Share your experience and join the conversation at www.thediabetessupportgroup.org.

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National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. This month, take the time to really focus on your healthy eating, focus on your portion control and watch what you’re drinking. We can do it! Share your tips with us in the comments below.

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Tools

Glucagon Failure

Glucagon has saved Rhodes’ life three times. Three times, in 34 years, his blood sugar has fallen so low, that glucagon was needed to bring him out of “diabetic shock.” One of those three times, I should have been the one to deliver the life-saving dose of Glucagon, but I wasn’t. Because I broke the needle. […]

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