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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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Managing the high cost of diabetes

Did you know that medical costs for people with diabetes are more than twice as high as for people without diabetes? Discover the high costs of diabetes and how to manage them with this infographic. Download and share today! For a simple way to save on test strips, sign up for the Accu-Chek® Guide SimplePay savings program today.1 View Infographic As Text...

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The ABCs of insulin and fitness

BY TAMI SCHOEPFLIN, RD CDE Using an insulin pump and want to exercise? Balancing exercise, insulin and blood sugar can be as simple as A-B-C. A is for Activity Sometimes, people with diabetes are surprised to find out how well...

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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 understand something—causes and effects, opportunities and limits—the easier it is to take on challenges, make good decisions and change things to suit your needs? Often, simply understanding why can help motivate us to follow guidelines, advice and maybe even our doctors' recommendations. Living with diabetes...

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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 your physical, mental and emotional energy. 1. Quiet your mind. Sit and simply listen to yourself breathe deeply. If any outside pressures try to intrude, ask them to wait until you're ready to resume thinking. 2. Re-spark a resolution. New Year's...

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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 the country music scene, and his performance at the Daytime Village at the iHeartCountry Festival by AT&T blew the audience away. The day started early, with Ben and the band performing a sound check at 8am. (We didn't realize musicians even got up that early.) By noon, everything was set up and Ben was...

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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...

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How to save money on blood glucose test strips

Focus on your health, not the cost, with the Accu-Chek Guide SimplePay savings program. Save on diabetes testing supplies without using insurance. Download and share this fact sheet explaining how to save money on diabetes test strips now. Sign up to get your free Accu-Chek® Guide SimplePay savings card.1 View Infographic As Text ...

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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 out now, while you can take steps to prevent the disease from developing. In fact, research has shown that up to three in five people at risk of diabetes may be able to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by losing weight, eating better and increasing physical activity.2...

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