Diabetes Minute

Management

Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is about a week away. It’s not too soon to start planning for a healthy, low-carb meal. Whether you are hosting or a guest, here are a few tips to make sure you are prepared. How are you preparing ahead for Thanksgiving?

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Support Team

Spread Awareness and Join Us on Facebook Live

It is important that we talk about the challenges of diabetes management, especially in November which is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Connect with us tomorrow – Thursday, Nov. 7th, 2019 from 7-7:30 p.m. as we go Live on Facebook! We’ll answer your questions and discuss diabetes management and supporting each other. See you then!

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Support Team

Don’t Wait for a Health Scare

Why do we wait for a health scare to focus on our health and keep our vices in check? Whether you struggle with smoking, drinking, sugar, lack of exercise, stress management- most of us have a struggle. Most of us also get a little complacent UNTIL we have a legitimate scare. Chest pains, sudden vision […]

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Support Team

A Love Letter to Moms with Diabetic Kids

Dear Mothers of Children with Diabetes, You are the most incredible women on the planet. We hope you know that. You support, encourage, worry, loose sleep, prepare food, check numbers, call nurses, drive to doctor’s appointment, and go above and beyond the call of duty every day (and night). We hear you, we see you, and […]

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Support Team

Thank You Mothers, Teachers, and Nurses

  Mother’s Day is almost here, and this week is also Teacher Appreciation Week and Nurses Week! We’d like to thank all the moms, teachers and nurses who make living a healthy life with diabetes possible. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all you do, day in and day out!

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Management

Diabetes Minute: Tips for Taking a Road Trip with Diabetes

Beep beep… We’re about to hit the road for a summer vacation. Here are three road trip tips for you! Always keep diabetic supplies within an arm’s reach, pack as many meals as you’re planning to be in the car, and don’t forget paper copies of prescriptions for must-have medications.

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Management

How Rhodes Wears His Insulin Pump

Rhodes, is that an old-school pager on your belt? No, its an insulin pump. He has used an insulin pump for over 10 years. In this week’s Diabetes Minute, Rhodes talks about how he wears his pump.

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Management

Diabetics Can Eat Fruit

Did you know that a half-cup of watermelon has six carbs? Do your research and enjoy berries, watermelon and other fruit this summer.

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Tools

What is a Continuous Glucose Monitor?

Rhodes uses a continuous glucose monitor (“CGM”) to monitor his blood sugar. Inserted in his abdomen, the CGM conveys a blood sugar reading every five minutes. The monitor alerts him to upward and downward trends in blood sugar, and helps to predict and prevent serious highs and lows.

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