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On the Go Travel Essentials

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. […]

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Raising Awareness About Women’s Health

Ladies, we need to take care of ourselves! May 13-19, 2018 is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Women’s Health Week. How can we improve our mental and physical health? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends: Scheduling a yearly Well-Women Check Up and getting preventative screenings Eating healthy Get moving and […]

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Thank you Moms and Nurses!

This week, Rhodes and I wanted to say thank you to our moms and to all the nurses who have been there for Rhodes since his diagnosis and with his management day to day. Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Nurses Appreciation Week! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all that you do.

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Management

Leaving Diabetes Management to Luck?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We love a little good luck, now and again. But, when it comes to diabetes management, we don’t believe in luck. It’s all about preparation and determination. Don’t leave your health and well-being to chance, give it your best. How do you do that? Here’s 4 ways to take the luck […]

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Nutrition Tips and Swaps

You are what you eat is a common saying we hear time and time again. This National Nutrition Month, really focus on your portions and the foods that you’re putting into your body for your overall health. The American Diabetes Association recommends these Diabetes Superfoods: Eating fish high in Omega-3 Fatty Acids twice a week […]

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JDRF Gala 2018

Rhodes and I were thrilled to attend the Central Virginia chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Gala on Saturday, February 24th, 2018. Hundreds of people gathered in Richmond to celebrate the work of our local chapter and raise funds for diabetes research to find a cure. Find your local chapter of JDRF and get involved!

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Diabetes and Depression

Studies cited by the American Diabetes Association say that people with diabetes have a greater risk of suffering from depression than people without diabetes. Perhaps the symptoms of diabetes and depression are themselves a vicious cycle, but regardless of the cause, we need to keep mental health on our radar. If you or someone you […]

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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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