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Learn how Roche helps people manage their diabetes, from the head of Roche Diabetes Care, North America

In honor of Diabetes Awareness month, iHeartMedia produced iHeartRadio’s Living with Diabetes public affairs program, a show featuring information, tools and resources about the condition. Brad Moore, Head of Roche Diabetes Care for North America, was featured on the show and talked about what...

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Paper is for origami, not diabetes logbooks

In partnership with: BY SCOTT JOHNSON (MYSUGR) Article originally published on the mySugr Blog I think I speak for many people with diabetes (PWD’s) when I say that manually keeping track of diabetes data is a lot of work! But there are a lot of things we do that take work. Like brushing...

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Helping kids grow

Kids with diabetes are just like kids without diabetes—they strive for a little more independence each year, they want to receive positive reinforcement from their parents and they don't like to stand out from the crowd. How your child accepts diabetes will look a lot like the way you, their pare...

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Love among the test strips and tubing

Movie sex isn't real. For anyone. But it's really really not real for anyone living with diabetes. After all, most people's intimate moments don't include a tube of glucose gel. While diabetes can make intimacy feel less spontaneous, there are things you can do to keep it from getting in the way this Valentine's Day (or any other day). First, decide how you want to handle your blood sugar. After all, sex is exercise. You could be in for an overnight low, and attacking that heart-shaped box of chocolates probably isn't the best strategy for treating it. Checking your blood glucose befo...

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What has my data done for me lately?

In partnership with: BY FREDRIK DEBONG (MYSUGR) Article originally published on the mySugr Blog The word “data” is one of the most annoying buzzwords around the diabetes community. Data is only as useful as you make it – on a personal as well as on a company level. Having tons of data means...

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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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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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