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Keep your kid cool, busy and in-range this summer

Summer diabetes care for kids can be a real roller coaster—literally and figuratively. They're often more active, doing things they don't get to do during the school year (like riding roller coasters!). Food and sleep routines may go out the window. So how can you help keep your child's numbers from rising and falling like they're at an amusement park? Plan to be busy. You may be walking around a zoo or swimming at the beach one day, then hanging at a backyard picnic the next. You already know how blood sugar can change from weekdays to weekends, but summer just amps up the surprises. Real...

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Blood glucose meter accuracy

When you check your blood sugar, it's easy to assume that the meter will give you an accurate result. However, a meter's accuracy depends upon a lot of factors. Roche, the maker of Accu-Chek products, believes that you deserve a reliable meter and a test result you can act upon with confidence. T...

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Mobile apps: powerful data, at your fingertips

A mobile app can be an extremely useful tool, helping you manage your day-to-day life with diabetes. There are a lot of apps out there, but here are some of the ones we found that had high ratings, were free or affordable, and had an easy-to-use format. For example, the mySugr logbook app call...

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Concerned about coverage for  preexisting conditions, including diabetes?  Here's what you can do.

Let's be clear—the only side we're on here is the side of people with diabetes. However, since anyone reading this is likely to have diabetes or have it in the family, we all have an interest in whether diabetes care remains covered by insurance. One of the key provisions of the Affordabl...

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Changes to diabetes coverage? Rising insulin  costs? Make sure your voice is heard.

Managing diabetes is complicated enough—without wondering if your insurance will cover the necessary treatment and supplies, or if you can continue to afford insulin. So, without getting political, we'd like to talk a bit about what may be on the horizon, and what you can do to protect yourself and your family. Coverage for preexisting conditions, including diabetes Diabetes is a lifelong, expensive disease. Before the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) prevented insurance companies from denying people coverage due to preexisting conditions, many with diabetes went uninsured or found t...

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What to do about diabetes coverage changes in the new year

For many of us, a new year means a new deductible and perhaps even a new insurance policy. Of course, your policy year may not sync with the calendar year, but it seemed like a good time to talk about policy changes and what may be on the horizon for 2017. Coverage through state insurance...

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Save money with the need vs. love spending matrix

That sounds very sophisticated, but the need vs. love matrix is quite simple. It's just a way to consider the importance of potential expenditures and decide where something should be on your priority list. Once you've mastered the matrix for cash flow, you can use it for time management, too. It...

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SOS: Save on self-care

Have you ever felt like you had to choose between diabetes supplies and other expenses? It's a scary proposition, as we know that not being able to test your blood sugar can increase the risk of low blood sugar and affect your ability to manage diabetes properly.1 What can you do if you find yourself tempted to cut back on your diabetes self-care? Here are 7 ideas that may help. Don't try to save money by skipping necessary blood sugar checks. You may wind up with a few extra dollars per day in your pocket, but your blood sugar can easily get back on the roller coaster.1 As a result,...

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