Diabetes Management

Management

Two Tips for Diabetes Awareness Month

In honor of Diabetes Month, we have a diabetes management tip and a support team tip for you to keep in mind this month! For more information on how to keep a health journal, watch this video.

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Tools

Halloween Candy Carb Count

Have you ever stopped to compare the carbs in your favorite candy? Why ruin a good thing, you say? Well, perhaps, if you can make some educated choices on the front end, you or your child can avoid a blood sugar spike on Halloween night and in the days that follow. The Diabetes Forecast has […]

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Management

Reflecting on the 35th Anniversary of my Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis

35 years ago, on October 10, 1983, Rhodes was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. In this video, he reflects on three and a half decades of proactively and positively managing his T1D and how much his support system means to him. Here’s to many more years of living a full life with no limits!

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Support Team

Make Mental Health A Priority

October 10th is World Mental Health Day to raise awareness about mental health issues around the globe. Your mental health affects so many factors of your daily life and if you’re stressed or just not feeling yourself, it can be even harder to manage your diabetes. According to the CDC, people with diabetes are 2-3 times […]

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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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