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Inspiration Exchange Diabetes Moments Episode 1: Introducing the Inspiration Exchange Diabetes Moments Podcast with Shelley and Todd

In Episode 1 of Inspiration Exchange Diabetes Moments, Cherise had the opportunity to chat with Shelley Landes and Todd Laderach from Roche Diabetes Care Customer Marketing team about peer support, new strategy and more. Show Notes Get to know Shelley and Todd...

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Say Cheers with Confidence

Living with diabetes means celebrating with each little victory, every healthy choice and new habit that helps you stay on top of your blood sugar. That sort of focus can be infectious, which has us thinking about how diabetes can actually help families stay healthy together even in their celebrations. All across the globe, friends and family enjoy relaxing or celebrating together with a drink. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be worried about continuing to include the beer, wine, or spirits you enjoy at your gatherings and holidays—Are the carbs worth the drink? Will alcohol affect your body differently now...

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Managing Diabetes through Family Fitness

Diabetes presents families with plenty of challenges, but can it actually help families get healthier? This World Diabetes Day, we’re exploring the different opportunities diabetes offers the whole family to take control of their health as a group. Exercise is one of the key pillars of managing diabetes well. Getting in shape helps you manage your blood sugar levels by helping your muscles burn energy more effectively. And while exercise is not everybody’s idea of fun, exercise can help every member of the family, diabetes or not, keep their bodies strong and healthy. When you are excited about exercise, you can serve...

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5 hábitos para tener una vida más saludable

Llevar una vida saludable es esencial para mantenernos activos y llenos de energía, no importando la edad que tengamos. En este texto te daremos algunas sugerencias que te pueden ayudar a convertir los hábitos saludables en un estilo de vida y así lograr el equilibrio que tu cuerpo necesita. No necesitas tener mucho dinero o contar con mucho tiempo para seguir estos tips que, indudablemente, te ayudarán a sentirte renovado física y mentalmente. ¿Comenzamos? Realizar alguna actividad física Estar en constante movimiento es la clave para una buena salud y además para sentirte bien contigo mismo...

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Alimentos que pueden elevar la glucosa en la sangre

Actualmente existe una epidemia de obesidad y enfermedades crónico-degenerativas que está afectando a millones de personas en todo el mundo. Cuando se trata de ver soluciones posibles a este gran problema, casi siempre todos los estudios apuntan a que la mejor manera de hacerlo es a través de la educación en nutrición, una mayor actividad física y disminuir los niveles de estrés en el cuerpo. Y sí, una de las soluciones directas a este gran problema es cambiar los hábitos alimenticios y de actividad física, sin embargo muchas veces estos cambios son temporales y cuando la persona abandona este camino, recupera todo lo...

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Christel Oerum of DiabetesStrong eating diabetes-friendly meal

How I eat (mostly) healthy when I really crave junk food

In partnership with: BY CHRISTEL OERUM (DIABETES STRONG) Most of us want to eat healthy to help manage our diabetes, our weight or just for overall wellbeing. But what does “eating healthy” actually mean and why can it sometimes be so difficult? “Eating healthy” does not mean the same to everyone. For some, it means cutting out whole food groups like carbohydrates or fat. Others go...

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Christel Oerum of DiabetesStrong walking dog along path in forested park

Discover why you don’t have to “exercise” to be healthy

In partnership with: BY CHRISTEL OERUM (DIABETES STRONG) Wait, what!?! I don’t have to “exercise” to be healthy? Yes, you read that right. You can be happy, healthy, have great blood sugar management, and maintain a healthy weight without “exercising”. And I bet you are already doing a lot of the right things; you just don’t know it yet. So what kind of voodoo am I...

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Christel Oerum of DiabetesStrong shows blood glucose result on Accu-Chek Aviva Connect meter while eating meal

Your diabetes is not the same as my diabetes – and we don’t have to follow the same diet.

In partnership with: BY CHRISTEL OERUM (DIABETES STRONG) Everyone living with diabetes knows managing their diabetes isn’t just a question of staying healthy, counting carbs, and taking meds. Sometimes managing your diabetes can be like trying to control a hysterical toddler. Some of us even describe our diabetes as if it has its own personality. And just like with people, the...

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Finding fats in foods

If someone wanted to cut unnecessary fat from their diet, you might suggest they try eating soup and a sandwich for lunch, eating more salads and choosing desserts that are low in saturated fat. Sounds like a good plan, right? Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simple. The fact is, saturated fats and trans fats are lurking in many foods that seem healthy. Here are a few examples: Salad dressing All those crisp, delicious vegetables are great for you—high in vitamins, minerals and fiber. But at 20 grams of fat per 1 tablespoon serving, full-fat dressing can...

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