Diabetes Management

Management

Making a Diabetic Friendly Easter Basket

https://youtu.be/MrfL5JCJ7bw It’s always a little tricky to come up with practical and fun Easter basket ideas for the diabetics in our lives. Here are some of our favorites! Hint: We follow the rule of three – something sweet, something practical and something funny. Hop to it, Happy Easter!

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Portion control and food groups

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 […]

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Diabetic-Friendly Sweet Potatoes for Thanksgiving

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 […]

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Management

Rhodes’ Diaversary

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!  

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Virtual Diabetes Walk Training

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 […]

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Support Team

Participate in a Virtual Diabetes Walk this Fall

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 […]

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Show Yourself Some Love, Support Group

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 […]

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Management

Why Nuts Are Perfect for Diabetics

  We enjoy nuts in our household. They are low in carbs, high in protein, and delicious. Here are our favorite 3 ways to enjoy nuts for a snack. How do you incorporate nuts into your diabetic diet?

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Management

Low-Carb Drinks for the Summer Heat

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 […]

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