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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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Chill

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. – Guillaume Apollinaire The obligations are all tucked away (perhaps along with the decorations). For many, the post-holiday season can be a let down. But we see it as an opportunity to focus on yourself and chill. What haven't you had time for? Finish that book. Beach reads aren't just for the beach. Curl up under a blanket, brew some tea and read, guilt-free. Serve a meal. This may not sound like focusing on yourself, but you can easily extend a sense of gratitude by lending a...

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Normal aches and pains? Or time to see the doctor?

Nobody wants to call the doctor for every little thing—but we know that treatments for diabetes-related health problems are more effective if you start early. So when should you see your doctor? Here are a few guidelines: Pain, numbness, weakness or tingling—especially in the hands, feet, arms or legs: Even if it seems insignificant, these feelings can be a sign of early nerve damage. If that's the case, as nerves become more damaged, the symptoms can get worse.1 Changes in your health: If you feel lightheaded after standing...

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Magic fad diets (and other ideas that don't work)

Fad diets make losing weight sound so easy (if not necessarily appealing—we're talking about you, baby food diet). Ask someone who's successfully lost a fair amount of weight and the answer is bound to be something like, "I ate better and exercised more." Bummer. Year after year, new miracle diets come and go, each one promising to help shed pounds effortlessly. Here are a few that should get you to just roll your eyes and walk away... Skipping meals or cutting too many calories. For people who don't have diabetes, doctors have found that skipping meals may actually make you gain weight...

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7 ways to exercise while watching TV

If you don't live near a gorgeous hiking trail, or if you can't afford a pricey gym membership, don't worry. You can still get an excellent beginner's workout at home, and it's completely free! As you begin to see changes in your body or your blood glucose results, you'll be encouraged to stick to an exercise routine, lengthen it and even add to it. Check out these 7 moves you can do in your living room, even while watching your favorite show. 1. Stretch Warming up is important to any exercise routine, and stretching is one of the best ways to get your body ready to go. Try some simple toe-touches...

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Country artist Ben Rue takes diabetes care on the road

Recently, we had the pleasure of passing a few hours in a tour bus with Ben Rue and his band, as they traveled between shows. We got a behind-the-scenes view of how he uses the Accu-Chek® Guide meter, so we asked a few questions. You've been living with diabetes for 17 years, so what's changed over that time? I was diagnosed with diabetes at age 14. It was a tough, transitional time—I was just starting high school and learning to cope with this condition. I realized when I saw my mom's reaction to the diagnosis that this was going to be a life-...

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A lifelong veggie avoider shifts into a healthier gear

As a police officer working night shifts, Rob ate fast food regularly and spent hours in the car. He knew it wasn't an ideal formula for good health. When his wife, Connie, noticed that minor cuts weren't healing as quickly as they should, Rob saw his doctor and learned that he had type 2 diabetes. Tell us a little bit about your diet before you found out you had...

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Structured blood glucose testing

Structured testing supports your routine or daily testing by giving you deeper, more targeted data to work from. It can help you determine if you're in a safe range and problem-solve around how the things you do are connected to your blood sugar. You simply perform additional tests over a short period at specific times of day. Structured testing tools can help you: Discover how to best use your numbers See how certain activities can affect on your blood sugar levels Problem-solve around highs and lows Identify blood sugar patterns Work with your healthcare...

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At work, school or anywhere―you have a right to be healthy

It's ironic that, with diabetes, appearing healthy can cause hiccups at work or school. But just because people can't see diabetes doesn't mean you have to put your health on hold in public places, at work or in other settings. Legally, wherever you go, you have a right to bring diabetes care supplies with you. You can also take a break to check your blood sugar, eat a snack, take medication or use a restroom. From courthouses to shopping malls and theaters, you're covered.1 What does this mean in real life?1-3 Your child can't be excluded from a field trip or other school...

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