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Rhodes’ Take-Aways on Pump Failure

A few weeks ago, we shared that Rhodes’ insulin pump died suddenly. Unfortunately, that caught us unprepared. Rhodes shares his lessons learned and how he’ll be better prepared with back-up options next time. How do you stay prepared?

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Diabetes Prediction and Prevention

Did you know that predicting and preventing onset of Type 2 and Type 1 diabetes may be possible? Here is the latest information from the ADA and JDRF that you and your family should know. From an online risk assessment test, to a blood draw, more information is literally at your finger tips. Are you […]

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Diabetes and Returning to “Normal” Post-COVID

Communities across the country are re-opening or already open in the wake of the COVID pandemic. Should we all return to “normal”? We think those of us with diabetes in our households should be more cautious. Here’s why! What is your family doing to stay safe?

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Insulin Pump Fails- Are you Prepared?

When your diabetes equipment works as planned, diabetes management becomes easier. But when it fails, it’s not just annoying. It’s dangerous. Recently, Rhodes’ pump gave out. 20 minutes of blaring siren noise and a call to the manufacturer, he confirmed, it had died. Customer service was great, and we had a replacement coming in 48 […]

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How to Workout at Home

Daily exercise is an important part of Rhodes’ diabetes management. Since he may not be returning to the gym as soon as he had hoped, he’s come up with an alternative plan to exercise each morning. And, he’s not using all the fancy equipment he had at the gym. He’s making it work(out)! How are […]

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Breakfast Ideas to Satisfy

Why is breakfast the “most important meal of the day”? Because you can start your day with extra protein that satisfies and wards off hunger and cravings all day long. Especially for those of us working from home, where snacks are always available. Satisfy your hunger first thing, and get on the right track to […]

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Take Charge of Your Mental Health (and a little song)

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Could it have come at a better time? Managing diabetes can be stressful and anxiety-producing in “normal” times, but with social distancing and the threat of COVID, diabetics are even more at risk for depression. Please assess your mental health, and seek help. Find joy, just a little, every day. […]

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Back to Basics: Carb Tracking with a Food Journal

Lately, our carb intake has gotten a little out of hand. Maybe those portions sizes are creeping up, maybe an extra snack (or two) are sneaking in. So, this week we’re going to see if we really are sticking to the doctor’s recommendation for target carb intake — for meals and snacks. We’re keeping food […]

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Resources for COVID-19 Questions and Affordable Insulin

Fear and anxiety about Covid-19 is all around us. Add Diabetes to the mix, and there is even more reason for concern. So, we wanted to share resources about Diabetes and Covid-19, and places to go for affordable insulin. If you don’t see links below, click on this posts’ heading above. You are not alone. Answers […]

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