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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 from the Customer Marketing Team Evolution of Roche Diabetes Care US social media content and engagement The motivation behind the Inspiration Exchange Importance of peer support and why Roche Diabetes Care US is hyper-focused on peer connections and resources What’s next for Roche Diabetes Care US social...

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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...

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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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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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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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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...

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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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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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