The Anodyne Journal

4 Tips to Managing Diabetes During the Holidays

Posted by Will Knight on Dec 23, 2016 8:50:56 AM

The holidays can be a tough time for those trying to manage their diabetes. With there being no shortage of rich, sugary and salty foods readily available, it’s important to be aware of the food and drink decisions that you’re making.

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Topics: Diabetic Health

Want Healthy Feet? Maintain a Healthy Weight

Posted by Will Knight on Dec 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

It’s no mystery, that in addition to diabetes, being overweight can lead to a host of health problems. Being overweight is known to contribute to everything from high blood pressure and heart disease to arthritis, gallstones, and sleep apnea. So, it should come as no surprise to hear that being overweight has a serious impact on the overall health of your feet.

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Topics: Diabetic Health, Foot Care, Diabetic Footwear

5 Ways Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Differ

Posted by Will Knight on Dec 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

When people hear that you have diabetes, they start to make assumptions that aren't always accurate. A lot of the confusion stems from the fact that there are two main types – Type 1 and Type 2.

Most people with type 1 diabetes are diagnosed with it at a very early age.  They live with it as a child, teen, and adult.  Having type 1 diabetes means you’re in the vast minority. Of the approximately 29 million Americans who have diabetes, only 1.25 million have type 1. Most have type 2, which is a totally different form.

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Topics: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetic Health, Diabetic Footwear

Diabetes Friendly Tex Mex Turkey Meatloaf

Posted by Will Knight on Nov 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Traditional meatloaf is usually made with ground chuck, which is high in artery-clogging saturated fat. You can create a healthier version by substituting low-fat ground turkey for the beef. In addition, you can reduce the carb count by cutting out the bread crumbs and using rolled oats instead. The oats can help regulate blood sugar, thanks to the high fiber and low glycemic index. This healthy meatloaf is finished off with great seasonings, and plenty of fresh and flavorful veggies. I always top mine off with some spicy salsa!

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Topics: Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Awareness, Diabetic Health

3 Ways to Prevent Diabetes Related Amputations

Posted by Will Knight on Nov 23, 2016 10:21:59 AM

In 2010, about 73,000 non-traumatic lower-limb amputations were performed on adults aged 20 years or older with diagnosed diabetes. In addition, about 60% of all non-traumatic lower-limb amputations among people aged 20 years or older occur in people diagnosed with diabetes.

Experts say that, with good healthcare and support, four out of five amputations could be prevented. Eighty percent of amputations begin as foot ulcers, which are largely avoidable and far more treatable if found early. It is particularly important that if anyone with diabetes has a foot infection or new ulcer, they get urgent attention from a team of specialists. Evidence shows that the longer the delay before seeing a specialist, the more likely it is that foot ulcers will be severe and slow to heal, leading to a greater risk of amputation.

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Topics: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetic Health, Foot Care, Diabetic Footwear

5 Exercises for Strong and Healthy Feet

Posted by Will Knight on Nov 10, 2016 10:44:16 AM

Even the most health-conscious people can tend to neglect their feet.  It’s easy to do until you start to feel discomfort, which almost everyone will at some point in their life.

Aside from wearing shoes that provide proper support and cushioning from healthy footwear brands such as Anodyne (shameless plus), exercising is a great way to maintain your foot fitness.

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Topics: Diabetic Health, Foot Care, Diabetic Footwear

How Obesity Leads to Diabetes

Posted by Will Knight on Oct 28, 2016 10:26:08 AM

The fact that obesity significantly increases the risk of developing certain conditions can be a tough pill to swallow. Unfortunately, medical data shows that people who are obese have a greater risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and even cancer. Diabetes is another disease that people who are overweight are at a high risk of developing. Knowing exactly how obesity leads to diabetes is an important first step to reducing this global epidemic. Eliminating certain risk factors has to begin with knowing what they are.

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Topics: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetic Health, Diabetic Footwear

Diabetic Friendly Pancakes

Posted by Will Knight on Oct 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Not everything low-carb, low-sugar has to be tasteless. These diabetic-friendly pancakes are not only healthy and delicious, but also easy to make. Serve with fresh fruit to make it more filling, or add fruit right into the batter. For a heart-healthy option, use whole wheat flour.

Tip - Trading butter for applesauce is a healthy way to cut out excess fat and still enjoy the sweetness of pancakes.

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Topics: Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Awareness, Diabetic Health

9 Tips for Traveling with Diabetes

Posted by Will Knight on Oct 14, 2016 3:00:00 PM

If you have diabetes, preparing for even daily activities can require advanced planning. So how do you prepare for travel that can disrupt your diabetes care routine? Here are 9 tips for traveling when you have diabetes.  

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Topics: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetic Health, diabetes blog

How to Deal with Shin Splints

Posted by Billy Kanter on Oct 11, 2016 2:03:05 PM

"Shin splints” is a general term for a condition caused by inflammation to the anterior or posterior muscles and tendons in the lower leg, or adjacent soft tissue along the shin bone. In almost all cases, this is quite painful and does not heal quickly. Below are a few quick things to keep in mind while exercising, in order to take a proactive approach against shin splints.

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Topics: Foot Care, Diabetic Footwear