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Sleeping better for people living with diabetes: Tips for your body and mind.

Sleep is a fundamental need for the body. It affects emotional well-being, cognitive function, daytime performance and physical health. Poor sleep quality can influence weight, appetite and mental health, and has been associated with obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease risk. It can also affect your body's sensitivity to insulin1. For most adults, 7 to 9 hours of sleep is optimal, whereas a child can require between 8 and 15 hours of sleep each day1. If you aren't getting the sleep you need, some causes may be caffeine or alcohol consumption, diet...

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Tips for taming type 2 diabetes

Changing habits: one step at a time People who are diagnosed with diabetes must learn to live with the disease. This can be a daunting task, as it requires significant lifestyle changes. However, it is important to be kind to yourself and to implement these changes at your own pace. Nutrition Pay special attention to your eating habits. In addition to lowering your sugar intake, make sure you eat enough carbohydrates. As a general rule, adults need 45 to 75 grams of carbohydrates per meal (and 15 to...

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5 simple ways to manage type 2 diabetes

Living with type 2 diabetes can feel like a balancing act, juggling many competing demands at once. But with the right habits and tools, you can live well with diabetes without getting overwhelmed. From meal planning to exercise to blood glucose monitoring, there are several simple steps you can take to ease your type 2 diabetes management. Start by learning about diabetes Whether you’re newly diagnosed or...

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Diabetes support whenever you need it

  Discover Accu-Chek engage™, the only program of its kind designed to offer simple diabetes support to help you manage your diabetes at your own pace. We understand that diabetes management comes with many twists and turns. It can be challenging to stay motivated and maintain a healthy lifestyle. This is why we developed engage. The engage program is exclusive and free to Accu-Chek Guide users. Developed in consultation with Dr. Michael Vallis, a professor in psychology, the program will simplify the management of your diabetes by...

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A Tour of the mySugr app!

Living with diabetes requires a constant stream of data logging to effectively manage the day-to-day demands of living with diabetes. Luckily, the mySugr app is leading the charge at simplifying all this information right at your fingertips! 8 Cool Features of the mySugr app We know that the daily grind can get overwhelming. And burnout is real! That's why the goal of mySugr has always been to make diabetes suck less! The mySugr app is a huge piece of that effort and we...

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The Story Behind the Diabetes Monster

Have you ever wondered what on earth that quirky mySugr diabetes monster is all about? He comes to life by making funny sounds, giving you feedback or being handcuffed in the mySugr app. The mySugr app is also where you can earn points for logging your blood sugar values. But what does it all mean? The Idea Behind the Diabetes Monster Diabetes is invisible. But those of you living with diabetes know that it is something to always think about. It is a full-time job, except for working 24 hours a day, with no breaks or free time.  The idea behind the diabetes monster...

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Know Your Numbers and Learn the ABC of Diabetes

Knowing your numbers is an important part of managing diabetes and understanding your diabetes symptoms. While your daily blood sugar may come to mind first, there are other numbers, to familiarize yourself with.  Keeping track of these important health numbers can help to lower your risk of serious complications. These numbers are: HbA1c (A1C) Blood pressure Cholesterol  Here’s a helpful breakdown of what numbers matter most, what your numbers should be, and what they mean as part of your treatment plan. Daily Blood Sugar...

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