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May 2, 2018 How to Take Diabetes by the Horns
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(BPT) - For the millions of Americans living with diabetes, every day can be a series of ups and downs. But it doesn’t have to be. That’s why Roche Diabetes Care, the maker of Accu-Chek® Guide, and country singer Ben Rue recently launched the #BuckOffDiabetes campaign to motivate people to take diabetes by the horns and help them live their lives as active and unrestricted as possible.

Ben Rue has been living with type 1 diabetes for the past 16 years and has teamed up with Roche Diabetes Care to ask everyone to get involved, whether they have diabetes, or if it affects someone they know and love. Here are 5 tips from Ben and Roche Diabetes Care to help take diabetes by the horns.

1. Knowledge is power. Stay up to date on the latest resources and technologies through online resources and communities such as the Accu-Chek® Facebook page,, as well as advocacy groups like Beyond Type 1, the College Diabetes Network and Taking Control of Your Diabetes. These groups and communities aim to continue to educate and empower people living with diabetes and arm them with the latest tips and tools to help manage diabetes.

2. Eat healthy. It’s important to eat a balanced meal to not only help you manage diabetes but also give your body the fuel it needs to keep doing what you love. This can be difficult when traveling or when life gets busy, but by packing a meal or snacks to take on the go, it’ll help you stay on track.

3. Stay active. Regular activity is a key part of managing diabetes, along with eating healthy and taking medications as prescribed. Even getting 30 minutes to stretch or walk each day is better than sitting all day.

4. Show support for the community. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does, show support for the 1 out of every 10 Americans living with diabetes.i Join the movement by turning your hand into bull horns and share a photo on social media with #BuckOffDiabetes. Each post will trigger a donation from Roche Diabetes Care to several diabetes related organizations.ii

5. Find ways to save. With the Accu-Chek® Guide SimplePay Savings programiii, people with diabetes can save a few bucks by always paying the same low price for every test strip refill to help them focus on what is best for their health, not what it costs.

Learn more about how to save a buck, donate a buck and better manage your diabetes by bucking the trend at

[1][2] For full details, please read the terms and conditions at[3] The card is not insurance; it is a cash discount program and cannot be combined with any form of health insurance. Those insured by any government healthcare program, such as Medicare, Medicaid, the military or VA, are NOT eligible for this offer. Insurers may offer a lower cost option. 30- or 90-day Accu-Chek Guide test strip prescription required. Limit 12 vials per refill. Refills cannot be dispensed before 75% of previous days’ supply have elapsed. Program may be changed or discontinued at any time.

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