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Sharps disposal

Improper disposal of lancets, insulin syringes, infusion set cannuals and other medical sharps can cause needlestick injuries, especially for garbage collectors. Please throw your used sharps away safely. Keep in mind that anything sharp should not be simply thrown in your household trash. Dependin...

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Dinner for the time starved

Even if you love to cook, sometimes just deciding what's for dinner (or going to get the ingredients) can be a deal breaker. It's easy to find yourself in a heavy rotation of the same 3 or 4 meals―or a lot of takeout. That's where meal kits found an opportunity. So what's all the buzz about? W...

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You, Me and the D

In the world of weddings, October is the new June. Love is definitely in the air. Whether you're navigating a new relationship, enjoying a decades-long partnership or saying your vows this month (Congratulations!), let's turn our gaze toward the other person in the pair―the one who doesn't have diab...

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He says. She says. D says.  Who gets the last word in a couple with diabetes?

When Scott was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a few years ago, he knew just who to talk to. After all, his wife Cherise has lived with LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults) and been a powerful advocate for the diabetes community for nearly 15 years. Since it's February, we asked them about love, marriage, intimacy and diabetes. Full disclosure: Cherise Shockley is a member of the Accu-Chek® team—you may know her as our social media marketing specialist. So, Valentine's Day is coming up—do you do anything special? Scott: I want Cherise to know that she's special every day, but I...

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One resolution: Drink more water

If you've been reading us for a while, you know we're not big fans of resolutions. Goals? Yes. Commitments to yourself at any time of year? Certainly. But we're bending our own rule a bit this year. Because if ever there were a resolution worth making—and super easy, to boot—it's this one: Drink Mor...

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Changes to diabetes coverage? Rising insulin  costs? Make sure your voice is heard.

Managing diabetes is complicated enough—without wondering if your insurance will cover the necessary treatment and supplies, or if you can continue to afford insulin. So, without getting political, we'd like to talk a bit about what may be on the horizon, and what you can do to protect yourself and...

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Refresh. Revive. Revitalize.

Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm ― Samuel Taylor Coleridge As days shorten and stores fill with Halloween treats, it's easy to reach for candy when you need a pick-me-up. Instead, try these sugar-free ways to revitalize. Walk around the block. It sounds like exactly what you don't wan...

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Concerned about coverage for  preexisting conditions, including diabetes?  Here's what you can do.

Let's be clear—the only side we're on here is the side of people with diabetes. However, since anyone reading this is likely to have diabetes or have it in the family, we all have an interest in whether diabetes care remains covered by insurance. One of the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) was to prevent insurance companies from denying coverage or charging you more due to diabetes or any other preexisting health issue.1 However, the U.S. Senate has already voted to repeal the act without a replacement in the works. Because there is no other plan on deck, we...

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