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Learn how Roche helps patients manage their diabetes from the Head of Roche Diabetes Care, North America

In honor of Diabetes Awareness month, iHeartMedia produced iHeartRadio’s Living with Diabetes public affairs program, a show featuring information, tools and resources about the disease. Brad Moore, Head of Roche Diabetes Care for North America, was featured on the show and talked about what Roche Diabetes Care is doing to help people living with diabetes and examples about how the company is giving back to the community. Can you tell us a little about what it’s like to live with diabetes? Yes, of course, and in fact, November is National Diabetes Awareness month and November...

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Planning for the new year? Forget "I should." Think "I can."

We all know what we should do. We should get 8 hours of sleep every night. We should replace our home air filters every 3 months. We should pay more attention to world events. However, knowing and doing are very different things. As we near the start of a new year, it's natural to ponder resoluti...

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Summer isn't over yet! Have fun while getting ready for fall.

We've been hearing people say "September is the new January." And it's true—as summer comes to a close and the kids go back to school, people seem to have a change in perspective. We're no longer floating down a lazy river. Instead, it's time to plug back in and get motivated. Before the leaves s...

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Smart Halloween and diabetes safety tips

Halloween is an exciting, frantic and exhausting night. While your kids are shrieking, "This is the best night of my entire life!" here are a few ways to help them have a safe trick-or-treat. Costume check Can your child see clearly and move freely? Look for nontoxic, hypoallergenic makeup ins...

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Quick fixes for when you're cranky

No one likes being in a bad mood, but when your blood sugar swings out of range, well, it happens. What can you do about it? First, know your blood sugar level  You know this part―when your blood glucose level is off, it affects your mood. Start by knowing your number and, if you're high or low, taking steps to correct it. You'll be feeling like yourself in no time. In the meantime, try these other quick fixes designed to brighten your spirits. Take a 10-minute walk  Exercise is an excellent way to lower your blood sugar, and a quick walk is great for removing yourself from a...

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Driven to distraction—the reality of managing diabetes every day

BY MEREDITH RIVERS, MS, RD, LD, CDE, ROCHE MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC LIAISON For those of us who take care of diabetes every day, life can be complicated—a lot more complicated than a person who doesn't have diabetes. Every item we eat, every activity we perform and even just vegging in front of...

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11 roses smell just as good as a dozen

Want to make a difference in the life of a child with diabetes? (You know you do.) Here's the best Valentine gift you can give—participate in the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign. Instead of sending that special someone a dozen roses this Valentine's Day, buy 11 instead and donate the cost of...

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Grow

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Marcel Proust Who do you want to be next? If you're feeling like you're in a rut, spring is the right time to awaken your spirit and give yourself a fresh start. Create a posi...

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Zest

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. - Eleanor Roosevelt ​Zest is a happy word—it's even fun to say. Some people naturally have a zest for life, but it can also be cultivated. Foster zest by indulging your senses and enjoying little pleasures. Take the scenic route. You could get there faster another way, but isn't a great view worth leaving a little early? Follow your nose. Smell every candle, hand soap and box of tea until you find what excites you. After all, what's a better way to start the day—the shampoo you got on sale or the one you...

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