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Tips for a stress-free holiday

Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

Ready to start enjoying the holidays? Here are 12 tips we created to help you have a stress free holiday! Tip 1: Don’t let them ruin dessert. Chances are, some well-meaning person will want to make a diabetic dessert just for you. That’s sweet (although the dessert certainly won’t be). Offer to bring dessert, and then show up with the real thing. It’s the holidays. Tip 2: Make a list and check it twice. Write down every gift, task, and...

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Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG)

By self-monitoring your blood glucose you can measure how your body handles different types of food, exercise, medication, stress and illness. Your blood glucose result may prompt you to eat a snack, take more insulin or go for a walk. Self-monitoring can also alert you to a blood glucose level that is too high or too low, which requires special treatment. Self-monitoring is also known as Structured Testing which means testing at the right times, in the right situations, and frequently enough to generate useful information.   Controlling your blood glucose level is a very important part of managing...

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Meaningful Monitoring - Checking your blood glucose with purpose

You’ll see the difference with before-and-after testing. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for some time, it is important to manage your blood glucose. Monitoring your blood glucose (or sugar) levels performs an important role in helping you understand what is happening on a day-to-day basis. Remember that one blood glucose value from a check does not tell you the whole story! When you consistently check at the right time and frequently enough in a structured manner, blood glucose patterns emerge...

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How to use the Accu-Chek® 360° View tool

Tools from Roche Diabetes Care to help you understand the numbers behind your blood glucose readings. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for some time, it is important to manage your blood glucose. Monitoring your blood glucose (or sugar) levels performs an important role in helping you understand what is happening on a day-to-day basis. Remember that one blood glucose value from a check does not tell you the whole story! When you consistently check at the right time and frequently enough in a structured manner, blood glucose patterns...

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Lancing, Finger Pricking, Testing

Finding the right solution for your fingertips:

Regular blood glucose testing (or blood sugar checking) forms the foundation of successful diabetes management. However, many people are put off testing by the inconvenience and pain. In fact, 35% of people with diabetes said pain was the principal reason for not testing1. So how can you make this less of a hurdle in your self-care? Select a less painful lancing device (or finger pricking device). Naturally, one factor that can contribute to the pain is your lancing device. That’s why we have worked...

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Managing diabetes during COVID-19

Let's Chat: COVID-19 and your Healthcare Team

Please make sure to talk to and align with your healthcare team:1,2 When it is appropriate to call your doctor’s office. How often to check your blood glucose. When to check for ketones. Medications you should use for colds, flu, viral and other infections. Any changes to your diabetes medications when you are sick. Take extra care with your diabetes management during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, consult with your healthcare professional. BE PART...

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Diabetes and the weather

Seasonal Changes in Diabetes Management

As someone with diabetes, you know the daily struggles that come along with properly managing your condition. The meal planning, exercise requirements and blood sugar monitoring often just become second nature to you as you learn how to adapt your lifestyle to keep your blood sugar in optimal range. Unfortunately, seasonal changes can throw a spanner into the works, upsetting your seemingly well-balanced life. Below you will find helpful information on how to handle seasonal changes and what you can do to make the adjustment period less stressful:   ...

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