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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 the word diabetes, but it is true. Regular communication about our health and how we feel with those closest to us can have a positive impact for you and the ones you love. As you look at those around you to develop your team that can help you navigate your life with diabetes, the following is a list of the people you might consider as...

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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...

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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 to different kinds of food and even what kind of exercise you enjoy most to keep your muscles strong and ready to burn sugar. You may even find that diabetes can actually help you and your entire family get healthier than ever before. Living well with diabetes is...

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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...

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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 parent, accepts it. If you view diabetes as a tragedy that shakes the very roots of the family tree, your child is going to feel that way, too. Or if you look at diabetes as a fact of life that requires attention and discipline, your child will get the picture and be more prepared for a healthy future. So how can you protect your...

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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 way this Valentine's Day (or any other day). First, decide how you want to handle your blood sugar. After all, sex is exercise. You could be in for an overnight low, and attacking that heart-shaped box of chocolates probably isn't the best strategy for treating it. Checking your blood glucose before and after may not seem...

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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...

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Is emotional support nearly as important as diabetes medication? See why one diabetes specialist says yes.

We enjoyed chatting with Michelle, an assistant professor and research scientist at the University of Utah College of Nursing, as well as a board-certified family nurse practitioner who works with adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. She talked with us about the value of peers providing diabetes support to one another, and how she helps her patients connect. How did you choose to specialize in diabetes care? I always knew I didn't want to be in a quick-fix area of healthcare—I wanted to get to know patients better. Initially, I was concentrating on forensic nursing, but then I had an endocrinology...

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