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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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What is LADA or type 1.5 diabetes?

If you're active in online diabetes forums and social media, you've probably come across prominent community members with a third type of diabetes. It's known as type 1.5 diabetes or LADA (which stands for "latent autoimmune diabetes in adults"). Similar to type 1, LADA is an autoimmune response—the body attacks the beta cells in the pancreas that are responsible for producing insulin. However, LADA generally affects people over age 30, and they don't tend to require additional insulin until months or years after diagnosis.1 Many people with LADA are initially diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. In fact,...

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Safe cycling and diabetes: Before, during and after your ride

In the diabetes community, springtime is Tour de Cure® season. Whether you're participating or supporting this annual American Diabetes Association event, it's almost certainly on your radar. Even if you aren't riding to raise awareness and funds for diabetes, it's easy to see why cycling is the activity of choice. Whether you're 5 or 95, prefer Lycra or flannel, pedal around the block or ride competitively, cycling suits just about everyone. If you haven't been riding much over the winter (or longer), here are a few quick reminders. Before you ride...

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Zest

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. - Eleanor Roosevelt ​Zest is a happy word—it's even fun to say. Some people naturally have a zest for life, but it can also be cultivated. Foster zest by indulging your senses and enjoying little pleasures. Take the scenic route. You could get there faster another way, but isn't a great view worth leaving a little early? Follow your nose. Smell every candle, hand soap and box of tea until you find what excites you. After all, what's a better way to start...

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Spaghetti (Squash) and (Chicken) Bolognese Healthy Pasta Recipe

  Replacing regular pasta with spaghetti squash makes a healthy, easy weeknight meal. Try this recipe by retired police officer (with type 2 diabetes) Rob and his wife Connie, profiled in this month's Accu-Chek Update.   Ingredients (serves 4): 2 medium...

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Your emergency road kit

Most of us wouldn't get in the car without having at least a spare tire—and at most, a set of flares, jumper cables, a jack, warm clothes, a blanket and the motor club's "Send Help" sign. But does your kit cover other essentials? Chances are, you already have hard candy or fast-acting glucose hidden in strategic places around your home, office and car in case of a blood sugar low. If not, here's your cue to do so. You can also set yourself up to be prepared by using this short checklist of items that can be kept in your on-the-go bag and stay well stocked at home for use at a moment's notice. A nutritious,...

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Carb counting: It's not just for insulin users anymore

Has your doctor talked to you about watching the carbohydrates in the foods you eat? For a long time, people thought that counting carbohydrates wasn't necessary for those with type 2 diabetes, but that thinking is changing. If you have a target number of carbs to eat at each meal or snack, accurately estimating carbohydrates can help you keep your numbers within your target range.1 It may help you avoid gaining weight and, by keeping your blood glucose in range, help you feel your best.2,3 Keep in mind that these carb and blood glucose targets aren't the same for everyone—what works for you may make...

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Mobile apps: powerful data, at your fingertips

A mobile app can be an extremely useful tool, helping you manage your day-to-day life with diabetes. There are a lot of apps out there, but here are some of the ones we found that had high ratings, were free or affordable, and had an easy-to-use format. For example, the mySugr logbook app calls itself "a loyal diabetes companion," because it makes it easy to collect, view and analyze blood sugar, insulin, carbs, food, you name it. It...

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Which came first? Chicken.

A few years ago, the American Diabetes Association Web site noted that the word most frequently searched on their site was "chicken." That's right—at the site hosted by the leader in diabetes education and research, people were more interested in meal plan-friendly chicken ideas than any other single topic. Then again, it's not surprising. Chicken is the chameleon of the food world—adapting to just about anything you put next to it. And it's a great option for people who are trying to eat healthier. After all, chicken is a lean source of protein, especially if you choose white breast meat and remove the skin. Plus,...

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