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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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Think you're at risk of diabetes? Here's what you can do now.

Of the more than 30 million Americans who have diabetes, about 7 million don't even know it yet.1 If you think you might be at risk of diabetes, either because someone in your family has type 2 diabetes, you're carrying too much weight or you've been told you have "prediabetes," it's best to find ou...

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Make the most of your coverage with these insurance tips

Whether you have private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare coverage, or purchased a policy through the Health Insurance Marketplace, you want to be sure you're getting all you can from your benefits. Here are a few things to keep in mind. Know your copays. Plans often cover different brands at diff...

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Can tidying up diabetes care be life-changing?

Many of us have wished we could be more organized—in our homes or our overall approach to living. Now, a recent best-seller has spurred a lot of talk about how decluttering and organizing can create joy in your life. Perhaps you've heard about The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo...

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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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Work with your healthcare team to determine the right diabetes treatment for you.

If you've just been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be feeling a range of emotions right now—from frustration and anger to denial. The good news, however, is that diabetes can be managed. You may need to make some changes to your lifestyle, and you might begin taking medication, but ultimately, dia...

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Type 2 Diabetes

By far the most common type of diabetes, type 2 diabetes affects more than 27 million Americans—many of whom don't even know they have it yet. Type 2 diabetes used to be called "adult onset" diabetes, but now we know that it can affect children, too.1 When you have type 2 diabetes, your body does...

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Type 1 Diabetes

Previously known as "juvenile diabetes," because it primarily affects children, we now know that type 1 diabetes can affect people at any age. In type 1 diabetes, a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone necessary for the body to get energy from food. That energy, in the form of glu...

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What is diabetes?

Simply put, diabetes is a condition that occurs when your blood glucose, or blood sugar, is too high. But how does that happen, and what does it mean? How your body creates and uses blood sugar1 When you eat, your body converts food into glucose, a type of sugar that your body uses for energy. Glucose is carried throughout your body by the blood. In order for your cells to access the glucose in your blood, insulin (a hormone created by the pancreas) has to "unlock" the cells to let the sugar in. If your body doesn't manufacture enough insulin, or doesn't use insulin properly, the...

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