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Setting Small Goals

How awe-inspiring has it been watching the Olympics? It’s just amazing how these athletes have absolutely pushed their bodies and their minds to the limits. Now is a great time to focus on setting small goals for ourselves that we can achieve! So, pick a goal this week and try to stick to it, then […]

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Sharing Diabetes in a Relationship

Valentine’s Day is here! It can be awkward sharing with someone that you have diabetes – especially someone you may just be starting to date romantically. Talk to the people that you are interested in and dating and tell them about being diabetic! You can tell them in a casual way so it’s not as […]

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Management

Cold Weather and Diabetes

Brrrrrrr! It’s cold out there. Have you noticed that the winter weather can affect the management of your diabetes? Rhodes shares some tips for when the weather is chilly or you’re participating in winter activities in this week’s Diabetes Minute. Do you have any cold weather tips? Share them in the comments below!

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Diabetes and the Flu

It feels like everyone is sick and unfortunately our family got hit hard, with Rhodes getting hit the hardest. His doctors confirmed that if you have diabetes, it really can be very dangerous for you to have the flu and serious illnesses. Stay safe, take care of yourself and go to the doctor as soon […]

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Sharing Your Numbers with a Family Member

Do you regularly share your numbers with a spouse or family member? My friend, Dawn, just started sharing her numbers with her husband and she discusses how it’s going so far, in this week’s Diabetes Minute.

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Our Pantry Must-Haves

When you or a family member has diabetes, it’s always important to be prepared! Alana shares some of her pantry must-have items, which include the ingredients for spaghetti squash with meat sauce and nuts, too. What are your must-have food essentials? Comment below.

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Tools

Tips to Curb Sugar Cravings

It can be tough to resist eating sweets! In this video, Alana offers her tips for curbing sugar cravings. She suggests being prepared with low-carb alternatives and always have a drink before you eat! Try downing an entire glass or can of sugar-free water, like the sparkling water La Croix, before you take that first bite of the […]

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Management

It’s All About Routine

We are kicking off the New Year with a reminder that routine is your friend! Consistency in the times you eat, the types of food you eat, and physical activity will help you manage your blood sugar and avoid highs and lows. Keep a health journal for a week or so– tracking your blood sugars before and after […]

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Management

Tips for Ringing In the New Year

Rhodes shares his tips for preparing for New Year’s Eve and managing his diabetes while he celebrates the start of a new year. Do you have any tips for managing your diabetes on New Year’s Eve? Share them in the comments below.

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Diabetics

Rhodes and I exchange a stocking at Christmas time. Here are some of my ideas for stocking stuffers or small gifts for a loved one with diabetes. What are your favorite stocking stuffers? Share with us in the comments below. Happy Holidays!

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