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 […]
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 […]
It’s the sweet summertime and a great time of the year to be outside and be at the pool with friends and family. However, we have found that this is also a really challenging time to manage your blood sugar. Find out Rhodes’ top tips in this video. Don’t forget to share your tips and […]
We try to eat organic when we can, and also try to avoid additives and artificial ingredients in our food when we can, but for many years we have avoided MSG or monosodium glutamate. I first heard of MSG because my sister discovered she would get intense migraine headaches every time she ate it. MSG is an […]
Does your spouse, parent, caregiver complain about finding blood test strips all over the house, car, bottom of purse? If so, then we can relate. It has definitely gotten better since Rhodes went on a continuous glucose monitor, and now only has a check/calibrate a couple times a day. But before his CGM, we were […]
Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, which means one thing… Grilling season is here! It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year. We love to grill, however there are a number of factors to keep in mind at your next barbecue to make sure you’re staying on track with your diabetes management. Here are our top five tips: Watch out […]
Are you drinking enough water? When you stay hydrated, it makes managing your blood sugar and not getting over heated this summer a lot easier. Find out how much water you should be drinking and our tips in this video. Have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!
Heading out of town for a holiday weekend or vacation? Before you go, we have 3 basic summer travel tips. Make a list of all your must-have supplies. Keep the list in a prominent place in your kitchen or home office, edit and update it regularly, and refer to it when packing for a trip. […]
Did you know that your gums mirror your diabetic health? Dr. John Kittrell shares three important tips for taking care of your smile when you have diabetes, in this video. Hint, hint: make sure you’re brushing and flossing, and an electric toothbrush and WaterPik, are helpful, too!
Did you know that up to 80% of strokes may be preventable? May is American Stroke Month to raise awareness about strokes, the symptoms and how to the lower your risk. According to the American Diabetes Association, if you have diabetes, your chances of having a stroke are 1.5 times higher than people who don’t have diabetes. How do […]