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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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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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Your personal pep rally

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." - Arthur Ashe We can relate—lazy summer days are perfect for letting things slide. But as we look toward fall, it's a great time to review and remotivate. Here's how to rally around yourself and your self-care right now! Start Fresh. The trees shed their leaves soon in anticipation of starting over. You can do the same, letting go of old habits and trying something new. Remember, even if an idea didn't work last time, trying it at a new time and in a new way may be different−plus, you're different now too. Share...

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​Does your workplace work for you?

​In the ideal world, diabetes wouldn't be an issue at work, and you'd have the time and space to take care of yourself. Unfortunately, some workplaces don't live up to that. If your employer has 15 or more employees, you're protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act. That means you're allowed "reasonable accommodation" to test, eat, rest or otherwise care for yourself as needed.1 However, sometimes it may feel like unwritten rules override what's on paper. What can you do when: It seems like testing or taking a break is frowned upon? You're too new to know how or when to advocate for...

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Save money with the need vs. love spending matrix

That sounds very sophisticated, but the need vs. love matrix is quite simple. It's just a way to consider the importance of potential expenditures and decide where something should be on your priority list. Once you've mastered the matrix for cash flow, you can use it for time management, too. It looks like this: ...

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Day trip or dream vacation—how to take diabetes along for the ride

Whether you're trying on a new hemisphere or just enjoying a weekend away, we have a few quick reminders can help you get there ready to enjoy the destination. Use diabetes as an excuse to overpack. Traveling for a week? That equals six pairs of shoes and two weeks of diabetes supplies. Take double the testing supplies, medications, low blood sugar treatments, pump accessories and other medical items you think you'll need. And if you use a pump, pack as if you expect for it to quit working on the first day. If you're flying, keep everything in your carry on so you don't have to worry about your...

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How does Samantha's daughter do summer? Just like any other 4-year-old (with a few extra steps).

With a T1D husband, a 4-year-old diagnosed 2 years ago, a toddler who has tested positive for all diabetes-related autoantibodies and a 14-year-old son who has grown up fast as a result of it all, Samantha has learned a lot about managing diabetes without it getting in her family's way. We asked her to chat with us about what works...

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What you need to know about Medicare Part B coverage for diabetes supplies

What does Medicare Part B cover for people with diabetes? Medicare Part B will cover much of...

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