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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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Christel Oerum of DiabetesStrong shows blood glucose result on Accu-Chek Aviva Connect meter while eating meal

Your diabetes is not the same as my diabetes – and we don’t have to follow the same diet.

In partnership with: BY CHRISTEL OERUM (DIABETES STRONG) Everyone living with diabetes knows managing their diabetes isn’t just a question of staying healthy, counting carbs, and taking meds. Sometimes managing your diabetes can be like trying to control a hysterical toddler. Some of us even describe our diabetes as if it...

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Christel Oerum of DiabetesStrong shows blood glucose result on Accu-Chek Aviva Connect meter

Why I didn’t share my diabetes openly for 15 years (and why I do now)

In partnership with: BY CHRISTEL OERUM (DIABETES STRONG) Everyone’s diabetes journey is different. The way you live your life with diabetes today versus 10 years from now is inevitably going to feel and look very different. Where you currently are in your journey will also affect how much of your life with diabetes you choose to share with...

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Christel Oerum of DiabetesStrong with three friends in local square

Women with diabetes – own your strength and lift each other up

In partnership with: BY CHRISTEL OERUM (DIABETES STRONG) I am a woman living with diabetes, and if you read this, there is a high likelihood that you are too. Aside from living with diabetes, we might not have much in common, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t or shouldn’t support each other. Living with diabetes as a woman comes...

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How does time change affect diabetes?

It is that time of year again when we shift our clocks to “spring forward.” The good news about this is longer days ahead with more sunlight. But that first week can be a little challenging. Skipping ahead an hour can make you feel a little groggy the next few days; not to mention it can play games with your blood sugar. Our bodies are finely-tuned machines. In the morning when it is time to wake up, our body knows to release cortisol, a hormone that is released in response to stress. Back in the day it was vital for helping us escape from a chase with a tiger, but today it helps us get out of bed. That release of cortisol...

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How to organize your home for diabetes management

There are two ways people who manage their diabetes well can make their diabetes self-care even better: Set up your environment for success Practice healthy habits We tend to think people who do something well do so because they are highly motivated and/or have lots of willpower. But that is not necessarily true. An environment that supports the actions you want to take can make a positive difference. And while willpower is great, it is a finite resource; it will run out. Think about it this way. Keeping your toothbrush in the bathroom makes brushing your teeth much easier than if...

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Christel Oerum of Diabetes Strong doing single-leg deadlifts

What is resistance training and why should you care?

In partnership with: BY CHRISTEL OERUM (DIABETES STRONG) I absolutely love resistance training! I love how empowered it makes me feel and how it helps me manage my diabetes. Resistance training simply means that you put your muscles to work, building strength by using your bodyweight, resistance bands or weights. The beauty of all of...

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4 tips for buying blood glucose test strips online

Chasing online deals for test strips can be a hassle. And more often than not, the end result isn’t worth the chase. There might be hidden fees or the product itself doesn’t deliver what you thought. And when it comes to diabetes testing, results matter. With the Accu-Chek Guide SimplePay subscription program, you get quality strips for a consistent low price from a trusted provider. But no matter where you buy, look for these features. Look for consistent...

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Inspiration Exchange Diabetes Moments Episode 7: Friends for Life with Jeff Hitchcock, Children with Diabetes

Jeff Hitchcock’s (CWD founder and Co-founder of FFL) daughter, Marissa was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1989. With no family history, Jeff and his wife committed not to let diabetes interfere with anything Marissa might want to do with her life. Her diagnosis inspired Jeff to create...

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