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New Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

“You Have Diabetes.” These three words will change your life. Perhaps you have diabetes in your family, perhaps you suspected it. Perhaps this diagnosis took you by surprise. In any case, hearing these words from your doctor can be overwhelming and intimidating, to say the least. And, like many others, after giving you the diagnoses and a […]

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Spotlight on Women’s Health & Diabetes

It’s Women’s Health Week! Ladies, are you taking care of yourself? Find the time to exercise (shoot for two hours each week) and make your health a priority!

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Preparing for Surgery or a Medical Procedure

If you are diabetic, going under the knife or even having a simple out-patient procedure requires more preparation than for non-diabetics. Why? If you will have anesthesia, you may have to fast or not drink water prior to surgery.  So, we recommend that you ask for an early appointment time. If you have to avoid […]

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Pre-Diabetes: What is it and what should you be doing?

According to the CDC, 1 in 3 Americans are pre-diabetic and a lot of those people don’t even know it. If you have received a pre-diabetes diagnosis, it’s not too late for you to prevent the onset of diabetes. Find out some tips in this video!  

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How to Serve Starch Alternatives Like “Riced” Cauliflower

Have you seen rice-alternatives at the grocery store like “riced” cauliflower or broccoli? Looks tempting, we we’ve found that the texture and taste don’t exactly mimic rice or a similar starch like quinoa or couscous. However, the idea of cutting back your carb count by serving veggies in lieu of a starch is a good one. […]

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Taking Candy Out of the Holidays

When did the holidays turn into an excuse to go crazy with candy and sweets? Every grocery stores goes from holiday to holiday repackaging chocolate and candies with red for Valentines, pastels for Easter, patriotic colors for the summer, orange for Halloween, then red and green at Christmas. Same candy, same sugar high, different color. […]

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Spring Cleaning Diabetes Supplies

Spring is here which means it’s time for spring cleaning, including your home, your yard and your diabetes supplies! Put all of your supplies in one box to see what you have, what you might need and what to get rid of. Don’t forget to check expiration dates, too! Rhodes explains how he sorts and […]

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Why We Need to Find A Cure For Diabetes

We had the honor of co-chairing the JDRF Central Virginia Chapter’s 2019 Fund A Cure program. Rhodes and I both had the opportunity to speak and share why we need a cure for #diabetes and what motivates us each day. Check it out in this video and thank you for being a part of our […]

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Diabetes Management Tips When Sick & How to Stay Healthy

Everyone is sick! Rhodes’ blood sugar always spikes when he is battling something. Check out these tips for managing your diabetes when you’re sick, as well as our top tips for trying to stay healthy during this time of the year.  

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