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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 how do you help someone you think is battling diabulimia? Here’s a closer look at the eating disorder no one talks about and some helpful answers to these questions. What is Diabulimia? Diabulimia is when someone with type 1 diabetes stops or restricts insulin use to lose weight.[i] If you hav...

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