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Why knowing more can lead to better management

Ever since we were born, most of us were hard wired to pester the adults around us with one simple, repetitive question: WHY? Don't touch that. Why? Eat your vegetables. Why? Do your homework. Why? We're born to wonder, explore and question. Have you ever noticed that the better you unde...

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6 ways to recharge—mind, body and spirit

Fall seven times and stand up eight. - Japanese proverb​ If you're feeling busy or worn out, it can be hard to take time to focus on yourself. But a few self-energizing minutes a day can make you more productive to meet the demands life and diabetes send your way. Here are 6 ways to recharge...

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We're taking diabetes by the horns! A behind-the-scenes look at #BuckOffDiabetes.

It started with a segment on Good Morning America, gained steam at the iHeartCountry Festival in Austin and continued onto Jimmy Kimmel's stage. Here's a little look at the fun in Austin with country singer and Accu-Chek® Guide user Ben Rue.* We've loved watching Ben continue his meteoric rise in...

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No diabetes exercise resources? No problem. Here's how Christel made her own.

After moving to California and being inspired to get more fit, Christel noticed a lack of resources for managing blood sugar while exercising. So she decided to change that. She and her husband cofounded Diabetes Strong three years ago, and she agreed to chat with us about her experience. Have you always been an athlete—does this lifestyle come naturally for you? I grew up in Denmark, where everyone bikes everywhere, so I was always active, but I was never an athlete. But when my husband and I moved to Santa Monica—well, that's the epicenter of active living. I started working out at a b...

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Planning for the new year? Forget "I should." Think "I can."

We all know what we should do. We should get 8 hours of sleep every night. We should replace our home air filters every 3 months. We should pay more attention to world events. However, knowing and doing are very different things. As we near the start of a new year, it's natural to ponder resoluti...

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How to save money on blood glucose test strips

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 The high cost of diabetes Did...

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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 different copays—the amount of money you pay out-of-pocket each time the prescription is filled. Copay amounts and coverage tiers vary from plan to plan, so it's important that you check with your insurance provider to know yours. Or find out about the Accu-Chek Guide SimplePay savings program – with ri...

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