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How to organize your home for diabetes management

There are two ways people who manage their diabetes well can make their diabetes self-care even better: Set up your environment for success Practice healthy habits We tend to think people who do something well do so because they are highly motivated and/or have lots of willpower. But th...

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Diabetes while working from home

Working from home comes with its own unique challenges, which can negatively impact your diabetes health. Set yourself up for success with these tips as you manage diabetes while working from home. Taking advantage of remote diabetes care Remote care for diabetes is here to stay, even once we...

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Diabetes resources — support for people with diabetes

Managing diabetes is tough, but it’s even tougher if you’re trying to do it alone. Roche Diabetes Care and Accu-Chek® are committed to providing every person with diabetes the support they need to make daily management simply easy. Giving you access to Accu-Chek products like blood glucose meters...

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Obesity Stigmas and Diabetes: How You Can Overcome Them

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 34 million Americans have diabetes.[i] Most people today know someone with diabetes. But people who have diabetes are often viewed as lazy, overweight and guilty of causing their disease. Diabetes is very complex. While carrying extra pounds is a risk factor of the disease, slim people end up with the disease, too. Family history and other risk factors cannot be changed — yet people with diabetes continue to face obesity- and diabetes-related stigmas. Stereotyping anyone based on their weight is wrong. Unfortunately, it d...

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Diabulimia and Diabetes: The Eating Disorder No Ones Talks About

Most people don’t like to discuss eating disorders. Although you’ve likely heard of anorexia and bulimia, another eating disorder that affects individuals with type 1 diabetes is diabulimia. What is diabulimia? How does it develop? What symptoms do you need to watch for? How do you get help — or...

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How to Explain Diabetes to Someone New

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes.1 While most people have heard of diabetes, they may not understand how it affects your daily life. You control when it’s time to talk to others about diabetes. Explaining it can help them better support you. Here are some of the everyday questions peopl...

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Your Guide to Traveling with Diabetes

Planning to take a vacation? Or maybe you’re traveling for work. Either way, traveling gets you out of your normal routine. Of course, that’s the reason traveling is so fun! However, it can also make it harder to manage your diabetes — eating new foods, being more (or less) active than usual, delay...

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The Truth Behind Diabetes Myths

When it comes to diabetes, it’s not always easy to sort out the myths from the truth. Make sure you’re armed with the correct information on managing your diabetes To help you out, we’ve gathered some common myths surrounding diabetes therapy — and the facts you need to know. Myth #1: I don’t need to monitor my blood sugar. The Truth: Monitoring your blood sugar is the only way to make sure your blood sugar levels stay within your personal target range. Depending on your unique treatment plan, you may need to check your blood sugar once a day or even multiple times a day. Myth #2: Natu...

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