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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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Motivation in diabetes – a myth?

In partnership with: BY FREDRIK DEBONG (MYSUGR) Article originally published on the mySugr Blog “Wow, your sugar’s really high! What did you do?!?” – a perfect example of a comment I've heard many times in my life with type 1 diabetes. Yeah… we know We know that the number is high, and...

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Why working with a diabetes coach can be beneficial

In partnership with: BY SCOTT JOHNSON (MYSUGR) It’s common to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and alone. There is a lot involved in managing diabetes! Aside from the grind of checking blood sugars, monitoring your diet, and everything else that’s involved, you’re also trying to stay one step ah...

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Is emotional support nearly as important as diabetes medication? See why one diabetes specialist says yes.

We enjoyed chatting with Michelle, an assistant professor and research scientist at the University of Utah College of Nursing, as well as a board-certified family nurse practitioner who works with adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. She talked with us about the value of peers providing diabetes...

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Choosing the right infusion set  

BY BEVERLY FOX HAWKINS RN, MS, CDE Infusion sets are designed to carry insulin from your insulin pump to your body as comfortably and effectively as possible. There are many different designs and combinations of cannulas and tubing lengths to accommodate a variety of body types, lifestyles and activity levels. Choosing an infusion set that works for you is one of the most important aspects of successful pumping. Here are some of the options you'll want to consider. Steel or soft cannula? Soft cannula infusion sets are more popular than steel ones and are generally conside...

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Ready for takeoff?

At long last. That vacation you've been dreaming about is finally here. As you plan your sightseeing excursions, hone your list of must-try restaurants and break in your new walking shoes, spend a little time planning for the flight itself. A few smart steps now can help you avoid any surprises in t...

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Feeling fine? It's the perfect day to create a sick day plan.

When you're feeling ill, you'd like nothing more than to lie in bed with a good book or a bad movie. Yet that's when you need to focus even more on diabetes self-care. The key to sick days with diabetes is doing all of the thinking ahead of time. That way, when you don't feel like concentrating,...

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What would your perfect day look like?

By now, we hope everyone everywhere has realized that "perfect" isn't a thing. It's not a thing anyone can achieve, and it's not a worthwhile goal. Even those who look like they've achieved perfection will tell you they haven't. But that doesn't mean we can't imagine what One Perfect Day might lo...

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Seeking a sense of community? Here are 6 places to look.

Don't underestimate the value of diabetes online communities and face-to-face support in navigating life with diabetes. Here are some tips for finding places to connect. Ask at an appointment. Your doctor, educator or dietitian probably knows about groups that meet in your area, and if they don't, their colleagues may. Just ask. Plan on showing up one time, even if you think you don't need it or won't like it. Then decide if you want to stick with it. Talk to JDRF or the ADA. Your local chapter of the American Diabetes Association or JDRF may have opportunities to meet like-minded peop...

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