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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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Driven to distraction—the reality of managing diabetes every day

BY MEREDITH RIVERS, MS, RD, LD, CDE, ROCHE MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC LIAISON For those of us who take care of diabetes every day, life can be complicated—a lot more complicated than a person who doesn't have diabetes. Every item we eat, every activity we perform and even just vegging in front of...

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Diabetes in the media: often more fiction than fact

It used to just be movies and the occasional TV show. But thanks to the Internet, misinformation about diabetes travels at nearly the speed of light. Is there anything you can do about it? Con Air. Panic Room. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. Hollywood has a history of mistakenly showing people...

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A lifetime of learning—34 years with type 1 diabetes

  Ashley was 15 when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1983. For the past 34 years, she's battled severe lows, figured how to manage her self-care on a shoestring budget, and seen big changes in the tools and learning available. We enjoyed chatting with Ashley about her experienc...

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Successfully managing diabetes in college—how Logan (and her mom) made it through the first two years

Looking forward to her junior year at Ball State University, Logan has learned a great deal about managing every aspect of her diabetes, and her mom Kelly has learned a lot about how capable her daughter really is. They took time out of their summer break to chat with us about their experience. First off, Logan, what are you studying? Logan: I'm getting a degree in psychology with a minor in criminology. My goal is to work with a police department as a forensic psychologist or a crime scene analyst. I was working on a research project for an English class, and I was enthralled by how var...

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6 tips for college students with diabetes (and parents, too!)

No matter how mature, how ready, how many times they've been to camp, college is often the first time a teenager is truly on their own. And even for the most self-sufficient, this can come with a few surprises. (In fact, college student Logan noted that managing everything herself was her biggest ch...

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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 t...

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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 s...

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Insulin pumps and children

Over the past two decades, insulin pumps have become widely adopted for use in children, including toddlers and infants. In the US, nearly half of all kids with type 1 diabetes use a pump to deliver insulin.1   Is an insulin pump right for your family? Here are a few things to consider: Better blood sugar control—Insulin pump therapy has been shown to help improve A1C levels, the long-term measure of blood glucose control, compared to injections. In addition to helping them feel better day to day, this control can help prevent the long-term health problems associated with diabete...

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