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Getting Ready For A Football Game

As a diabetic, preparing for a football game means more than having your team colors ready to wear. Rhodes makes sure he’s prepared for the entire duration of the game and them some. He always wears a jacket or vest with lots of pockets for meters, sugar sources, and supplies. When asked about his gear, […]

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Management

Preparing for a Tailgate

Touchdown… fall is in full swing, which means lots of football! How do you prepare for a football tailgate as a diabetic? Rhodes shares his tips in this video — including not treating the tailgate as a meal. Do you have any tailgating tips or strategies? Share them with us! 

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Diabetic-Friendly Halloween Alternatives

Trick-or-treat! We look for non-candy, healthier options for Halloween that are still fun to give and receive. Our tip for coming up with creative alternatives, is talk to the neighborhood kids! Ask them what non-candy treats and snacks they like to take to school. We did, and we got some great ideas! What will you be handing […]

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What It Means To Be A Good Support System

Not bringing foods into the house that don’t fit into Rhodes’ low-carb diet, not being critical, being encouraging and positive… Alana shares what it means to her to be a good support system in this week’s Diabetes Minute.

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What is the ADA and JDRF?

In this week’s Diabetes Minute, Alana and Rhodes discuss the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which focuses on finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, and the American Diabetes Association, which focuses on Type 1 and Type 1 Diabetics and supports research, awareness, education, resources and advocacy.

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Management

Get Involved this Fall

There are so many annual walks and bide rides this season to raise awareness about diabetes and fundraise to find a cure. It’s time to get involved and support each other!

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Insertion Site Duration for Insulin Pump and CGM

Are you considering using an insulin pump or continuous glucose monitor (CGM) as part of your diabetes management? Do you wonder how long you can typically wear it before having to remove the insertion and move it to a new site? In this Diabetes Minute, Rhodes talks about how long he wears his Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm Pump […]

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Getting Ready for the School Year

It’s Back to School time, which means that for parents of diabetic children, there are many questions and even more prep to be done. Take advantage of great online resources with tips and ideas offered by other parents, nurses, and even students. Check out these recommended resources: Back-to-School Tips from the American Diabetes Association Keep […]

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Management

Choosing Insertion Site for Pump/CGM

Ever wonder where an insulin pump or CGM connects to the body? In this new Diabetes Minute, Rhodes shares where he inserts his devices and how he and his doctor chose those locations.

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Wrap Making 101

Watch as Alana walks through the steps of making the perfect, easy, low-carb wrap for lunch! Change your cheese, meat, and condiments every couple of days to keep things interesting (or do veggies and hummus), but the basics of wrap making stays the same. Pack a wrap every day and know exactly how many carbs […]

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