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Coronavirus: Advice for people living with diabetes

16 June 2020

Here are some helpful tips on what precautions you should take, and what you need to know The World Health Organization (WHO) declared that spread of the coronavirus as a pandemic in March, and and most countries have seen outbreaks. Although the UK is seeing a decline in the number of new cases and hospitalisations, we all still need to be careful and try to reduce the spread of the virus as much as possible. People with diabetes are classed by the NHS and UK Government as 'clinically vulnerable' Although this means someone with diabetes is not required to shield themselves, they are...

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mySugr Instant Blood Glucose Meter

Simply Clear Data. Simply There. Introducing Accu-Chek Instant!

15 April 2021

We want to make sure you have all the right tools to avoid stress and confusion when it comes to your diabetes management. That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce the newest tool in your arsenal: The Accu-Chek Instant! A brand-new blood glucose meter bringing you simple, clear information for confident decision making.1 What is Accu-Chek Instant? The Accu-Chek Instant is a meter used to check your blood sugar levels at any time, with results in less than four seconds. The Accu-Chek Instant offers clarity in results so you can have confidence...

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Yoga for Diabetes

7 April 2021

Your diabetes is as unique as you are but that doesn’t mean you can’t find inspiration in other people’s diabetes management routines. We already know that an active lifestyle is important for people living with diabetes but it can take time to find an activity that’s right for you. Being active doesn’t have to mean marathon running or cardio workouts. We spoke to Rachel from ‘Yoga for Diabetes.’ Rachel is a fantastic author, blogger, and yogi living with LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood). Rachel teaches people how to incorporate yoga into their diabetes management.  In this article, she’ll...

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Talking to children about diabetes

Explaining Your Diabetes to Children

1 April 2021

Have you been recently diagnosed with diabetes? Perhaps your diagnosis was some time ago, but your children are finally old enough to question why you always prick your finger. Explaining your diabetes to kids can be tricky. You want to inform them, but you don’t want to scare or put them off the topic. Naturally, you want to protect children but shielding kids from the truth of your diabetes can create barriers and make living with the condition tricky. So how can you start to have these conversations without scaring or overwhelming? Here are some helpful tips to guide your talk. Tip #1 - Start off with...

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mySugr app

We want to hear from you!

12 March 2021

Roche Diabetes Care would like to hear from mySugr app users, based in the UK, who are happy to share their experience of the mySugr app. Roche would like to talk to you to discuss how you use the mySugr app and see if you might like to take part in a media campaign on the topic of technology in diabetes management. Your story could be used to demonstrate how real users are using technology to share their blood glucose data with their doctor, as part of their diabetes management. If you are interested, please share your details with us using the form below and someone will be in touch....

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Hygiene and Diabetes: What to Bear in Mind

10 March 2021

You might be wondering, what’s the link between diabetes and personal hygiene? While the best way to manage your diabetes is by keeping control of your blood sugar levels, there are some other self-care measures to keep in mind when living with diabetes. Here are some hints and tips to help: Body: Maintaining good personal hygiene is important for everyone but there are some aspects that people living with diabetes need to pay particular attention to. It’s important to consider hygiene when injecting insulin, using an insulin pump and caring for your body in general. We want to let you know...

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Meaningful Blood Glucose Monitoring for type 2 diabetes: Why, when and how often to self-monitor

12 February 2021

Why, when and how often to self-monitor your blood glucose levels Knowing when, why and how often to check your blood glucose levels is really important for self-monitoring. By checking...

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Meaningful Blood Glucose Monitoring, what to do with your blood glucose readings

Meaningful Blood Glucose Monitoring for type 2 diabetes: What to do with your readings

12 February 2021

What to do with your blood gucose readings So you’ve been checking your blood glucose levels and keeping a record, but what does it all mean? Blood glucose (sugar) targets will vary from person to...

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What is a diabetes emergency blog

What is a diabetes emergency?

10 February 2021

Hypoglycaemia and Hyperglycaemia are words that you will hear quite often around the topic of diabetes but what do they mean?  In this blog "What is an a diabetes emergency", we look at how low and high blood sugar levels can affect you and how to treat these.    How to Treat hypoglycaemia or low blood sugar ...

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