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The sugar thieves

Do you know any sugar thieves? Those well-meaning people who steal your real sugar and replace it with stevia, saccharin or other substitutes? I think about one holiday celebration a few years ago. There was a table filled with pies, cakes and bars straight out of Willy Wonka's dream. The smell alone made my mouth water. Next to that table was a smaller one with sugar-free apple pie and gummy bears, just for me. While it was extremely thoughtful and considerate of my diabetes, well, YUCK! I choked down a few forkfuls and watched the others enjoy their desserts....

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6 things to know when diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

If you’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, you’ll probably never forget the moment your doctor shared the news--and the rollercoaster of emotions that followed. Maybe you saw it coming; your doctor told you sometime within the last few years that you were living with prediabetes, and you always assumed diabetes was inevitable. Or maybe it came out of left field. I’m not even overweight, you thought. First, know this: All your feelings are valid and completely normal. It’s overwhelming to find out that you live with a chronic disease such as Type 2 diabetes. And it can make...

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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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