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Learn how Roche helps patients 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 disease. Brad Moore, Head of Roche Diabetes Care for North America, was featured on the show and talked about what Roche Diabetes Care is doing to help people living with diabetes and examples about how the company is giving back to the community. Can you tell us a little about what it’s like to live with diabetes? Yes, of course, and in fact, November is National Diabetes Awareness month and November...

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What's in (and out) for this Thanksgiving dinner

The mounds of food on a Thanksgiving table can really test your carb-counting expertise and willpower―especially if you try to keep your carbs between 45 and 60 grams per meal. So we thought we'd make some suggestions for smart options that lighten the carb, fat and sugar load. Out: Crack...

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7 tips for getting a good night's sleep

Fall is fully taking hold, schedules are changing, days are getting shorter and you may find that you're having a hard time getting a good night's sleep. Plus, diabetes can contribute to sleep problems. Apnea, or difficulty breathing, is fairly common in people with type 2.1 Neuropathy―damage to the...

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Choosing the right blood glucose meter

There are many blood sugar meters to choose from, so start by thinking about what's most important to you. Ask yourself a few questions. Are you concerned about accuracy? Make sure you're using a meter and test strips that provide accurate results. Roche quality control processes ensure consis...

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Are you avoiding these 10 common mistakes?

Perhaps not all the time, and maybe not all at once, but it seems like just about everyone experiences these pitfalls now and then. How about you? Thinking of BG results as "good" or "bad." If we could all just reframe the conversation to think in terms of high, low and in-range, we could be a lot less rough on ourselves. Spilling test strips. Have you ever knocked over your test strip vial and spilled test strips on the floor? The spill-resistant Accu-Chek Guide SmartPack® vial is intelligently designed to help minimize spills and wasted test strips. Reading too much. T...

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Tips for sleeping better

Try these tips for sleeping better, whether you have diabetes or not. Get a better night's sleep using a few simple methods outlined in this infographic. View Infographic As Text Want more content like this? Sign up for the Accu-Chek Update email newsletter. Sign Up Now Helpfu...

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Exercise with diabetes: workout tips to boost activity

You don't have to join a gym to increase your exercise. With diabetes, every bit of activity counts. Explore this diabetes workout infographic for quick ways to boost activity that you can do at home or anywhere. View Infographic As Text Interested in more fitness tips? Explore exerci...

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10 ways to save money on a gym membership

With a little planning, you can save big bucks on just about anything―even a gym membership. Here are 10 ways to get into a gym without spending a fortune. 1. Wait for the off-season January is not the best time to join the gym. Everyone has "exercise more" near the top of their list of new ye...

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Is it depression? Recognize the signs.

For many people, the holidays aren't filled with joy and laughter. A few hectic weeks of parties and family get-togethers can dredge up old feelings of anger, regret, stress or loneliness. It's no wonder that the end of the year makes people feel blue. But is it depression? Here's how to tell. Are you just sad? Sadness, grief and anxiety are normal human emotions. Everyone experiences them for brief amounts of time, and eventually we recover. They don't stop the show. Depression is different. It's more intense, and brings you down further and longer.1 Diabetes and depression There is a...

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