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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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Young girl holding a blue diabetes circle over her glasses while standing next to an optometrist's eye chart

What's the most beautiful thing you've ever seen?

This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is Eyes on Diabetes. What better time to celebrate the gift of eyesight and the most beautiful thing your eyes have ever captured―a sleeping child, one of the world's greatest paintings or a perfect sunset? It's easy to take our eyes for granted. But this November, when you see the World Diabetes Day blue circle, remember all the other images your eyes let you take in every day. Then make sure you're doing what you can to protect the gift of eyesight. How? We have 2 ideas that probably won't come as a big surprise. 1. Watch your blood sugar. ...

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One resolution: Drink more water

If you've been reading us for a while, you know we're not big fans of resolutions. Goals? Yes. Commitments to yourself at any time of year? Certainly. But we're bending our own rule a bit this year. Because if ever there were a resolution worth making—and super easy, to boot—it's this one: Drink More Water. Even better, drinking water may be able to help you with other goals and resolutions, if you were to decide to go that route. Here's a peek at how: Water for weight loss or management A study last year found a link between dehydration and obesity,1 and...

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Concerned about coverage for  preexisting conditions, including diabetes?  Here's what you can do.

Let's be clear—the only side we're on here is the side of people with diabetes. However, since anyone reading this is likely to have diabetes or have it in the family, we all have an interest in whether diabetes care remains covered by insurance. One of the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) was to prevent insurance companies from denying coverage or charging you more due to diabetes or any other preexisting health issue.1 However, the U.S. Senate has already voted to repeal the act without...

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Refresh. Revive. Revitalize.

Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm ― Samuel Taylor Coleridge As days shorten and stores fill with Halloween treats, it's easy to reach for candy when you need a pick-me-up. Instead, try these sugar-free ways to revitalize. Walk around the block. It sounds like exactly what you don't want to do when your energy is flagging. But a brisk, 10-minute walk can be like hitting the reset button. Drink a glass of water. Sometimes dehydration can feel like fatigue. There's no potential down side, so drink up. It may be just what your body is craving. ...

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Fight

The wisest thing I can do is be on my own side― be an advocate for myself and others like me. - Maya Angelou How do you know something is worth fighting for? And what battles are best left unfought? With diabetes, the answer is easy―everyone on this planet deserves quality diabetes care and resources. So maybe you don't need to take on the food police at every meal. Or set every helpful advice-giver straight. But this month, together we can take on the big fight and win. Fight for love. Help a kid with diabetes know they're not alone. Take part in the JDRF's #...

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Reducing the pain of blood sugar checks

  When checking blood sugar, try the Accu-Chek® FastClix lancing device—designed for comfort. Nobody gets excited about pricking their fingertip. In fact, studies have shown that it's one of the main reasons people refrain from regularly checking their blood glucose.1,2 So how can you make this less of a hurdle in your self-care? Selecting a less-painful lancing device...

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Carbohydrate counting and diabetes: how much is 15 grams of carbs?

See what 15 grams of carbs looks like in a variety of foods. Carbohydrate counting isn't just for grains and sweets—know how to estimate carbs in dairy products, fruits and vegetables, too. Download and share this infographic now. View Infographic As Text ...

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What to do about diabetes coverage changes in the new year

For many of us, a new year means a new deductible and perhaps even a new insurance policy. Of course, your policy year may not sync with the calendar year, but it seemed like a good time to talk about policy changes and what may be on the horizon for 2017. Coverage through state insurance exchanges There's been a lot of talk about coverage for diabetes supplies and possible changes to the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare). So far, coverage through this marketplace remains intact.1 While it's impossible to predict whether the new administration will take steps to repeal current healthcare...

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