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The diabetes balancing act

The diabetes balancing act - How do you manage diabetes when you’re busy?

14 January 2022

Here are some tips to help you manage your diabetes when life gets busy.

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Meaningful Blood Glucose Monitoring, how to check your own blood sugar level

How to check your own blood sugar level: Meaningful Blood Glucose Monitoring For Type 2 Diabetes

23 July 2021

This video does not relate to any specific blood glucose monitor nor does it intend to replace the user guide supplied by the manufacturer of blood glucose monitors or any other equipment used in the process of monitoring blood glucose. Please liaise with the blood glucose monitor's manufacturers for any specific questions. Please consult with your healthcare team...

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Meaningful Blood Glucose Monitoring, motivating yourself to self monitor blood sugar levels

Motivating yourself to monitor blood glucose: Meaningful Blood Glucose Monitoring For Type 2 Diabetes  

22 July 2021

Meaningful Blood Glucose Monitoring For Type 2 Diabetes: Motivating yourself to self-monitor Keeping yourself motivated can often be quite tough. Having to monitor your blood glucose regularly can get on top of you sometimes, but it's important to remember that there is a purpose to what you are doing. Getting organised and making a plan may help you to...

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Is digital healthcare the answer?

Is digital healthcare the answer? A fireside chat (recording)

6 July 2021

Digital tools are increasingly becoming established in all aspects of healthcare. With uptake increased by the pandemic, is it likely they will play a bigger role in our healthcare landscape going forward? Our latest webinar explores the topic "Is digital healthcare the answer?"  During this first in a three-part series of webinars exploring digital healthcare, Claire Marriott (Medical Affairs Lead at Roche Diabetes Care) chairs a "fireside chat" with Professor Rishabh Prasad, Professor of Digital Medicine, Chairman of Willows Health Medical Centre (Leicester), and Co-founder and...

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Taco recipe diabetes friendly

Cauliflower Tacos with fresh Mango Salsa  

14 June 2021

This zingy vegetarian taco recipe is perfect for the summer months as either a snack or main meal. There are lots of options to amend this recipe so it will never get boring. Taco Ingredients: 12 Corn Tortillas (warmed) 1 whole cauliflower 1 cup coconut milk 1 cup Breadcrumbs 1 tsp. Garlic powder 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika ¼ tsp. Cayenne 1 tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Ground Cumin Mango Salsa: 1 Mango cut into pieces 2 tbsp. Lime Juice 1 tbsp. Coriander (chopped coarsely) ¼ tsp. Salt...

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LGBTQ+ and Roche

I felt like a unicorn

3 June 2021

Andreas Claus Kistner is Chapter Head Architecture & Emerging Technologies in Roche Pharma Informatics in Kaiseraugst. He is a founding member of the OPEN group in Basel for LGBTQ+ employees and brings up several important issues that have recently affected the community. Allies play the role of change drivers within the evolution of a norm. On the one hand they support the acceptance of diversity and of different values, and on the other, they make a bias obvious. If a LGBTQ+ colleague gets offended by a statement, it is expected that the person will defend herself/himself. But there is a higher impact if a non-...

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HbA1c diabetes

Everything you need to know about HbA1c

28 May 2021

Haemoglobin, A1c, HbA1c, A1c… You’ve probably heard these letters and numbers before. But what do they actually mean? What is a HbA1c test? What is a “normal” HbA1c level? What can you do to lower your A1c? These are great questions. Well, we’ve put together everything you need to know about HbA1c here. What is the HbA1c test? Haemoglobin is the part of your blood that carries oxygen. It’s what gives your blood its red colour. When glucose is processed by your body and enters your bloodstream, a small amount of it attaches to this haemoglobin. It binds to produce glycated haemoglobin (commonly known as...

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What are the symptoms of diabetes

What are the symptoms of diabetes?

19 May 2021

In this article, we will first look at some of the common symptoms of diabetes. We will then look at differences that may occur in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. If you, or someone you love, identifies with these signs, talking to a doctor is crucial. When it comes to identifying diabetes, everyone's a little different. It is essential to remember that diabetes does not always appear in one clear way. Sometimes the symptoms seem sudden. Other times it is gradual. Knowing the early signs of diabetes can help you protect the ones you love. What are the warning signs of diabetes? There are eight signs...

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