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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...

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11 roses smell just as good as a dozen

Want to make a difference in the life of a child with diabetes? (You know you do.) Here's the best Valentine gift you can give—participate in the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign. Instead of sending that special someone a dozen roses this Valentine's Day, buy 11 instead and donate the cost of that 12th rose to help a child with diabetes. Your Valentine will still get an amazing, Facebook-worthy bouquet, and you'll both enjoy knowing that you've done something good for someone who needs it. Spare a Rose, Save a Child is a joint...

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For parents of kids with type 1 diabetes, "worry" is an understatement

Every parent worries. But for parents of kids with type 1 diabetes (T1D), the word "worry" may not go far enough. Lisa O. finds the struggle for balance—especially when away from her son—all too real. "As a parent of a child with type 1 diabetes, I feel it's my job to make sure my son is healthy, even if I'm not with him. It's a constant worry," said Lisa. Lisa's experience isn't unique. In fact, a recent survey reveals that parents of T1D children experience a range of issues—54% experienced tension headaches, 40% reported anxiety attacks, 37% experienced lack of concentration and 32% said they'd lost their temper with their...

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Grow

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Marcel Proust Who do you want to be next? If you're feeling like you're in a rut, spring is the right time to awaken your spirit and give yourself a fresh start. Create a positive plan. Choose a goal, a topic you want to learn more about or a trait you'd like to evolve. Think about what it would take to get there. Breaking the idea down into steps can help a vague goal take shape and make it real. Give your weaknesses a nod...

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Safe cycling and diabetes: Before, during and after your ride

In the diabetes community, springtime is Tour de Cure® season. Whether you're participating or supporting this annual American Diabetes Association event, it's almost certainly on your radar. Even if you aren't riding to raise awareness and funds for diabetes, it's easy to see why cycling is the activity of choice. Whether you're 5 or 95, prefer Lycra or flannel, pedal around the block or ride competitively, cycling suits just about everyone. If you haven't been riding much over the winter (or longer), here are a few quick reminders. Before you ride...

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Zest

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. - Eleanor Roosevelt ​Zest is a happy word—it's even fun to say. Some people naturally have a zest for life, but it can also be cultivated. Foster zest by indulging your senses and enjoying little pleasures. Take the scenic route. You could get there faster another way, but isn't a great view worth leaving a little early? Follow your nose. Smell every candle, hand soap and box of tea until you find what excites you. After all, what's a better way to start...

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Spaghetti (Squash) and (Chicken) Bolognese Healthy Pasta Recipe

  Replacing regular pasta with spaghetti squash makes a healthy, easy weeknight meal. Try this recipe by retired police officer (with type 2 diabetes) Rob and his wife Connie, profiled in this month's Accu-Chek Update.   Ingredients (serves 4): 2 medium...

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Your emergency road kit

Most of us wouldn't get in the car without having at least a spare tire—and at most, a set of flares, jumper cables, a jack, warm clothes, a blanket and the motor club's "Send Help" sign. But does your kit cover other essentials? Chances are, you already have hard candy or fast-acting glucose hidden in strategic places around your home, office and car in case of a blood sugar low. If not, here's your cue to do so. You can also set yourself up to be prepared by using this short checklist of items that can be kept in your on-the-go bag and stay well stocked at home for use at a moment's notice. A nutritious,...

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Carb counting: It's not just for insulin users anymore

Has your doctor talked to you about watching the carbohydrates in the foods you eat? For a long time, people thought that counting carbohydrates wasn't necessary for those with type 2 diabetes, but that thinking is changing. If you have a target number of carbs to eat at each meal or snack, accurately estimating carbohydrates can help you keep your numbers within your target range.1 It may help you avoid gaining weight and, by keeping your blood glucose in range, help you feel your best.2,3 Keep in mind that these carb and blood glucose targets aren't the same for everyone—what works for you may make...

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