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Oatmeal

Ingredients (1 serving): ¼ (59 mL) cup Steel Cut Oats (Not Instant) ¾ (180 mL) cup water 1 egg ½ (125 mL) cup Blueberries ½ (125 mL) cup Strawberries ¼ Apple 1 tbsp. (15 mL) Almond Butter ¼ tsp (1.25 mL) Cinnamon Pinch of salt How to make it: 1. Add water and oats to a pan and boil until the oats reach a thick consistency (5 min.). 2. While...

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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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Let’s Chat… Do’s and Don’ts for good foot care, for people living with diabetes

Your feet may be the last thing on your mind, but daily care and looking after your feet is  important too. Here are some do’s and don’ts for good foot care for people living with diabetes:  Do: Wash your feet daily using lukewarm water and mild soap. Test the temperature of the bath water with your hands before getting in. If you are unable to do so, let someone else test it. Inspect (or ask someone else to inspect) your feet daily for cuts, cracks, bruises, blisters, corns, calluses and damaged nails. Also check the areas...

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Say Cheers with Confidence

Living with diabetes means celebrating each little victory, every healthy choice and new habit that helps you stay on top of your blood sugar. That sort of focus can be infectious, which has us thinking about how diabetes can actually help families stay healthy together even during these celebrations. All across the globe, friends and family enjoy relaxing or celebrating together with a drink. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be worried about continuing to include the beer, wine, or spirits you enjoy at your gatherings and holidays—Are the carbs...

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Seasonal Changes in Diabetes Management

As someone with diabetes, you know the daily struggles that come along with properly managing your condition. The meal planning, exercise requirements and blood sugar monitoring often just become second nature to you as you learn how to adapt your lifestyle to keep your blood sugar in optimal range. Unfortunately, seasonal changes can throw a spanner into the works, upsetting your seemingly well-balanced life. Below you will find helpful information on how to handle seasonal changes and what you can do to make the adjustment period less stressful:   ...

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Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

Ready to start enjoying the holidays? Here are 12 tips we created to help you have a stress free holiday! Tip 1: Don’t let them ruin dessert. Chances are, some well-meaning person will want to make a diabetic dessert just for you. That’s sweet (although the dessert certainly won’t be). Offer to bring dessert, and then show up with the real thing. It’s the holidays. Tip 2: Make a list and check it twice. Write down every gift, task, and...

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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 emerge. This can give you a better...

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