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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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Young couple happily exchanging a heart-shaped chocolates box and a pink rose in a scenic park

Love among the test strips and tubing

Movie sex isn't real. For anyone. But it's really really not real for anyone living with diabetes. After all, most people's intimate moments don't include a tube of glucose gel. While diabetes can make intimacy feel less spontaneous, there are things you can do to keep it from getting in the w...

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Helping kids grow

Kids with diabetes are just like kids without diabetes—they strive for a little more independence each year, they want to receive positive reinforcement from their parents and they don't like to stand out from the crowd. How your child accepts diabetes will look a lot like the way you, their pare...

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What would your perfect day look like?

By now, we hope everyone everywhere has realized that "perfect" isn't a thing. It's not a thing anyone can achieve, and it's not a worthwhile goal. Even those who look like they've achieved perfection will tell you they haven't. But that doesn't mean we can't imagine what One Perfect Day might lo...

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When life got overwhelming, Phyllisa took control of the one thing she could.

Of all the diagnosis stories we've heard, Phyllisa's is one of the most dramatic. That's one reason we're so impressed with where she's landed. The founder of Diagnosed Not Defeated talked with us about how she went from rock bottom to being a prominent advocate for people with diabetes. We hope you find her story inspiring, too. Can you take us back to your diagnosis in 2011? I was in my first year of my first job after getting my PhD, and I remember finally being in the place I'd dreamed about. But I started feeling fatigued. I told a colleague, and she assured me, "Oh, I feel tired, t...

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Keeping it chill this holiday

The holidays are awesome. Well, except for the feeling that your to-do list is infinite, your time is not your own, and you may still be seated at the kids table in your 30s. Come to think of it, sometimes "awesomely stressful" is more like it.         ...

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A lifetime of learning—34 years with type 1 diabetes

  Ashley was 15 when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1983. For the past 34 years, she's battled severe lows, figured how to manage her self-care on a shoestring budget, and seen big changes in the tools and learning available. We enjoyed chatting with Ashley about her experienc...

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5 additions to your back-to-school-with-diabetes supply list

You've got the DMMP and the 504 or IEP down.* You've filled a "low box" with snacks and hypo treatments to keep at school—and stashed some in the backpack. And you've met with school staff. So what else can you keep on hand for the challenges of the new year? Books for friends. Younger kids ma...

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Feeling burned out? 6 things to say to yourself, your loved ones and diabetes.

Is it even possible to never be burned out by diabetes? Whether you're just coming to grips with a diagnosis or you're exhausted by the rigors of self-care, diabetes can be really rough on anyone's emotional state. As we learned from diabetes advocate Phyllisa, sometimes it takes just one positive step to get you back on track. Try looking yourself in the mirror and reminding yourself of a few things you can do to change your outlook. "Diabetes is not my fault." This is a big one, especially since the world can seem to love blaming people. But you didn't get diabetes from eating too m...

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