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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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Let's Chat... adoping healthy habits 

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Let’s Chat… Travelling with diabetes this festive season.

Having diabetes adds complexity to planning a well-deserved holiday. Changing your schedule, time zones, increased or decreased activity, eating on the go or trying new foods can affect your health. You will want to be ready for anything. But don’t stress! We’re here to make it easy, with a review of everything you will need for hitting the roads, skies, seas, or rails. Before travelling, make a doctor’s appointment and be sure to¹ Create a plan with your healthcare provider for treating your diabetes while traveling. Get any immunisations or extra prescriptions. Get a...

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Back-to-School with Diabetes

Back-to-School means textbooks, stationery, new uniforms and new teachers. For kids with diabetes and their parents, these typical back-to-school preparations are just the beginning. Initially, on diagnosis you will or would have probably met with your child’s diabetes care educator and the school staff. Below are some helpful tips that you can use to make sure your child stays safe and happy at school: Have a Diabetes Management Plan1 Work with your diabetes care educator or health care provider to create a plan that spells out your child's school diabetes care regimen, if you haven't...

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Managing Diabetes in the Workplace

Diabetes does not have to limit who you are or what you are able to accomplish. In fact, having this condition means that you have a lot to offer others. By talking about diabetes with family, friends or people at the office, you can help them better understand the complications you face each day, while gaining their respect and support. Having said that diabetes is 24/7 and for those of us who take care of diabetes every day, life can be complicated—a lot more complicated than a person who doesn't have diabetes. Every item you eat, every activity you perform and even just vegging in front of the TV requires consideration,...

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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 Staying Prepared

What to keep close by during the COVID-19 pandemic?1,2 Contact details of your doctor and pharmacist. List of medications, doses and paraphernalia relating to your diabetes. Simple carbs like, honey, jam etc. for when you are at risk of lows. A repeat prescription and delivery of medication, if possible. If applicable, have enough insulin for at least a week's use....

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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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