The Anodyne Journal

Guilt-Free Cookies

Posted by Lindsey Kanter on Jun 29, 2018 10:33:47 AM

Fresh cookies that satisfy any sweet tooth and are HEALTHY! These guilt-free cookies are packed with fiber, antioxidants & anti-inflammatory properties.

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Topics: Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Summer Recipes, Health is Wealth, diabetes blog, Anodyne, Healthy Pancakes, Carbohydrate Consistent Diet, American Diabetes, Diabetic Health, Diabetes Awareness

It's Global Running Day!

Posted by Lindsey Kanter on Jun 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Exercise is one of the most important factors in preventing and managing diabetes. The benefits of consistent exercise for diabetics includes (but is not limited to!) lowered blood glucose levels and improved Hemoglobin A1C. Improving Hemoglobin A1C levels may result in a decreased dosage of diabetes medications and insulin taken on a daily basis.

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Topics: Running With Diabetes, diabetes blog, Diabetes Awareness, Exercise for Diabetics, Ways to Improve Diabetes

7 Life Hacks for Living with Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by Will Knight on Feb 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

There are many components to proper management of type 1 diabetes. It’s a lifelong commitment that requires extreme diligence and almost constant awareness. Here are 7 life hacks for dealing with the daily struggles of living with type 1 diabetes.

  1. Keep a travel-size bottle of hand cream in your purse, brief case, or backpack. Dry skin is an irritating side effect of diabetes, but moisturizing often can help eliminate the itch.
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Topics: Diabetic Health, Diabetes Awareness

The Essential 2017 Footcare Tips

Posted by Billy Kanter on Feb 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

As we continue into 2017, let’s put our best foot (or feet) forward in with some basic footcare tips. While footcare may not have been at the top of your “New Year New You” priorities, it still shouldn’t be forgotten. Below are a few basic tips for helping your feet stay healthy in 2017!

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Topics: Foot Care, Diabetic Health, Diabetes Awareness

9 Essentials of Diabetic Foot Care

Posted by Will Knight on Jan 31, 2017 10:03:21 AM

Most people without diabetes don’t realize that the nerve and blood vessel damage caused by the disease can become a major problem for their feet. This happens when peripheral neuropathy (which occurs in about 70 percent of people with diabetes) develops and feeling is lost in the extremities.

To ensure the best possible foot health, follow these 9 easy tips to avoid injury, and your feet will be healthy longer.

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

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: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetic Friendly Recipes, 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: Foot Care, Diabetic Health, Diabetic Footwear, Diabetes Awareness

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: Diabetic Health, Diabetes Awareness, 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 Health, Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Awareness