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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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At work, school or anywhere―you have a right to be healthy

It's ironic that, with diabetes, appearing healthy can cause hiccups at work or school. But just because people can't see diabetes doesn't mean you have to put your health on hold in public places, at work or in other settings. Legally, wherever you go, you have a right to bring diabetes care supplies with you. You can also take a break to check your blood sugar, eat a snack, take medication or use a restroom. From courthouses to shopping malls and theaters, you're covered.1 What does this mean in real life?1-3 Your child can't be excluded from a field trip or other school...

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​Good reasons to open your home and heart to a pet

​It's national pet month, and there's a good chance you've run across an adoption event over the past few weeks. Those cute little fur-babies are so tempting—perhaps it's time to give in. You already know that pets offer wonderful emotional benefits, but did you know that they can provide physical benefits as well? In addition to unconditional love and companionship, a pet can be just the motivation you need to take better care of yourself or get more exercise. They can make a big difference in your stress levels and mood. And, if you're walking a dog every day, there may be social benefits as well.1,2...

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7 tips for getting a good night's sleep

Fall is fully taking hold, schedules are changing, days are getting shorter and you may find that you're having a hard time getting a good night's sleep. Plus, diabetes can contribute to sleep problems. Apnea, or difficulty breathing, is fairly common in people with type 2.1 Neuropathy―damage to the nerves in your feet and legs―can cause pain. And there are those nighttime lows. If you're not getting enough sleep, you may find you're having a harder time controlling your blood sugar levels.2 Fortunately, it's entirely possible to control these things and enjoy long, restful nights of sleep....

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Jet lag. Lows. Time zones. How Austin reduces travel anxiety.

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 8, and now a busy actor in L.A. (appearing most recently in episodes of Lucifer and Scorpion), Austin has learned a few tricks for managing his blood sugar while traveling to film locations or just heading away for the weekend. Here's what he had to say. As an actor, your routine has to be fairly...

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Helpful tips for getting a good night’s sleep - Infographic

Tips for sleeping better

Try these tips for sleeping better, whether you have diabetes or not. Get a better night's sleep using a few simple methods outlined in this infographic. View Infographic As Text ...

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Is it depression? Recognize the signs.

For many people, the holidays aren't filled with joy and laughter. A few hectic weeks of parties and family get-togethers can dredge up old feelings of anger, regret, stress or loneliness. It's no wonder that the end of the year makes people feel blue. But is it depression? Here's how to tell. Are you just sad? Sadness, grief and anxiety are normal human emotions. Everyone experiences them for brief amounts of time, and eventually we recover. They don't stop the show. Depression is different. It's more intense, and brings you down further and longer.1 Diabetes and depression...

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Amore

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. - Mother Teresa It's the season of amore. So let's create some love! What better way is there to feel loved than to give love to other people? Pen some praise. It's easy to turn to social media when something goes wrong. Balance your karma by posting at least as many positive reviews. Write a letter to someone's boss to say they did a great job bagging your groceries, helping you check in, whatever. Share what you love. Play cards at the senior center. Walk dogs at...

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Getting organized for the holidays

From September through the end of the year, you'll be shopping, cooking, traveling, gifting, entertaining and—oh-yeah—living your day-to-day life. You may have what feels like 1 million details to manage. Does this sound familiar (and stressful)? Well, never fear. We're here to help you get organized. Try our checklist of tips to help you feel like you can get it all done! Pre-Halloween planning Who still needs a costume? Choose early—especially if you're making your own. Carve your pumpkin about a week before Halloween. Rub petroleum jelly on the cut edges to help your...

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