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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 from the Customer Marketing Team Evolution of Roche Diabetes Care US social media content and engagement The motivation behind the Inspiration Exchange Importance of peer support and why Roche Diabetes Care US is hyper-focused on peer connections and resources What’s next for Roche Diabetes Care US social...

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Building Your Diabetes Support Team

Diabetes can be overwhelming, but you do not have to go it alone. The theme of World Diabetes Day 2018 is “Family and Diabetes,” which has us thinking about the ways diabetes can actually help our families grow closer and healthier together. That may not have been what you thought of when you read t...

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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 s...

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Living Well with Diabetes Gets Easier with One Key Step

When you are diagnosed with diabetes, it can feel like a whirlwind. New numbers to think about. Medical terms to become familiar with. Changes to make, tests to take—In time, you will find that staying on top of your blood sugar becomes part of your daily routine. You will learn how your body reacts...

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3 reasons diabetes makes you awesome

In partnership with: BY ANNE KAINZ (MYSUGR) Article originally published on the mySugr Blog Everyone with diabetes has days where we want to ignore everything and banish the diabetes monster from our minds... especially on days that are packed with problems and no matter what you do things just don't seem to go right. When it rains, it pours Annoying hypos, an empty insulin pump at the worst time, ordered diet but received regular, your infusion set gets torn out, cat stole your lancing device. I could go on forever. There are a million different reasons that things seem to go wr...

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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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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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Motivation in diabetes – a myth?

In partnership with: BY FREDRIK DEBONG (MYSUGR) Article originally published on the mySugr Blog “Wow, your sugar’s really high! What did you do?!?” – a perfect example of a comment I've heard many times in my life with type 1 diabetes. Yeah… we know We know that the number is high, and...

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Seeking a sense of community? Here are 6 places to look.

Don't underestimate the value of diabetes online communities and face-to-face support in navigating life with diabetes. Here are some tips for finding places to connect. Ask at an appointment. Your doctor, educator or dietitian probably knows about groups that meet in your area, and if they don't, their colleagues may. Just ask. Plan on showing up one time, even if you think you don't need it or won't like it. Then decide if you want to stick with it. Talk to JDRF or the ADA. Your local chapter of the American Diabetes Association or JDRF may have opportunities to meet like-minded peop...

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