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5 Tips To Protect Your Feet if You Have Diabetes

Though it might seem strange, your feet are one of the most vulnerable areas of the body when you live with diabetes. Part of...


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Top Exercises for People With Type 2 Diabetes

When your lifestyle revolves around managing your type two diabetes, remaining active is key to warding off adverse symptoms....


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The Importance of Spotting Early Signs of Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common health conditions in the United States. Yet, for every person diagnosed with this condition,...


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Tags: Diabetes Awareness

Why Your Neuropathy Symptoms Feel Worse at Night

Peripheral neuropathy is a very common condition that those living with diabetes often experience. Characterized by radiating...


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5 Home Remedies for Swollen Feet You Need To Try

Swelling and discomfort in the feet are common symptoms for those living with diabetes. Whether you’re maintaining an active...


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Key Things You Need To Know About Diabetes

Along with conditions like heart disease and obesity, diabetes is one of the most common health concerns in the world. As a...


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What To Look for When Choosing Diabetic-Friendly Shoes

For those living with diabetes, ample foot support is vital to preventing ulcers and other more serious conditions. As such, not...


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Toe Plug vs. Toe Filler: What’s the Difference?

In our industry, toe plugs and toe fillers are frequently mixed up. Reading Medicare definitions can not only lead to confusion,...


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Tags: Diabetic Shoes, Anodyne Blog, Practitioner,

Introducing the Open Back Slipper

Introducing The Open Back Slipper!

Featuring an open-back for easy donning/doffing and a hook and loop closure to allow for a...


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How to Get Reimbursed for Diabetic Shoes Through Your HSA/FSA Account

Did you know that you can get reimbursed for diabetic shoes through your HSA or FSA account? It may seem daunting or...


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No. 89 Trail Hiker
Lindsey Kanter, RDN By Lindsey Kanter, RDN On January 17, 2022

No. 89 Trail Hiker

Introducing The Women's No. 89 Trail Hiker!

All-terrain stability meets all-condition comfort in this lightweight, water...


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2022 Medicare Reimbursement Rates for Diabetic Shoes and Inserts

The 2022 reimbursement rates have been released! We have provided the 2022 vs. 2021 A5500, A5512 and A5514 rates, as well as the...


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Medicare Shoe Coverage – Diabetic Shoes (A Codes) vs. Orthopedic Shoes (L Codes)

CGS recently released some updates to the coverage provisions for those beneficiaries of shoes, inserts, and shoe modifications...


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What Makes a Diabetic Shoe Different?

One of our most frequently asked questions is, “What makes a Diabetic Shoe different?” Because many of us are unfamiliar with the...


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New 2021 Diabetic Shoe Styles for Women and Men

New 2021 diabetic shoes for women and men have arrived! 

After many iterations and samples, our new 2021 styles are here! Our new...


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Diabetic Inserts: What's the difference between the A5513 & A5514 HCPCS billing codes?

The A5514 HCPCS code went live on 1/1/2019 after the temporary K0903 was “cross walked” into a permanent A code. However, since...


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Provider Strategies for Improving Diabetic Shoe Patient Compliance

There have been thousands of articles written, and many case studies conducted on diabetic foot treatments. We obviously know,...


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Best Shoes for Ankle Instability and Hallux Rigidus

Are you wondering what the best shoes are for your feet? Do you suffer from ankle instability or hallux rigidus? It can be...


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What is the Diabetes Plate Method?

The American Diabetes Association published the Diabetes Plate Method to help you understand what should be on your plate at...


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2021 Medicare Reimbursement Rates for Diabetic Shoes and Inserts

The 2021 reimbursement rates have been released! We have provided the 2021 vs. 2020 A5500, A5512 and A5514 rates, as well as the...


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Updates to the Therapeutic Shoes for Persons with Diabetes LCD

In case you did not attend, there was a webinar held by CGS reviewing the updates to the Therapeutic Shoes for Persons with...


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Best Shoes for Wide Feet, Bunions and Neuropathy

Feet come in all different shapes and sizes, which makes the footwear options boundless. When you add in some of the conditions...


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Healthier Scotcheroos
Lindsey Kanter, RDN By Lindsey Kanter, RDN On December 16, 2020

Healthier Scotcheroos

These healthier scotcheroos are made with all natural peanut butter, sugar and coconut oil. This healthier scotcheroos recipe...


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Tags: Diabetes Diet, Practitioner, Patient,

Beginner's Guide - How to Meal Prep

When you hear the words "meal prep" do you immediately think rigid, boring, and overwhelming? As a Registered Dietitian, I often...


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Fitting Tips
Lindsey Kanter, RDN By Lindsey Kanter, RDN On November 11, 2020

Fitting Tips

It’s important to note that all shoe manufacturers use their own lasts to construct their footwear. As a result, the continuity...


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Closeout Styles
Lindsey Kanter, RDN By Lindsey Kanter, RDN On November 2, 2020

Closeout Styles

We’re extremely excited to announce that we’re going to release 4-6 new styles in early 2021; and in order to make room for...


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Diabetes Recipe - Pumpkin Spice Muffins

It's the season of pumpkin everything! October rings in all of the fall vibes and these are the perfect muffins to make on a...


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American Board of Orthotics and Prosthetics Accredited Webinars

American Board of Orthotics and Prosthetics Accredited Webinars - 

Anodyne has launched American Board of Orthotics and...


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Anodyne's Marketing Materials for Practitioners

Did you know we provide all collateral materials free of charge? Or...are you wondering what "collateral materials" even are?!...


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Scanner App Update
Lindsey Kanter, RDN By Lindsey Kanter, RDN On August 21, 2020

Scanner App Update

The newest iteration of our 3D foot scanning app using the Structure Scanner by Occipital is here. Having been at the forefront...


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2020 Medicare Reimbursement Rates

Medicare reimbursement rates tend to change year after year and we wanted to give you a clear snapshot of what the differences...


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Diabetes-Friendly Summer Salad Recipe

Whether you're off to a BBQ or just want a way to switch up your vegetables, this recipe is perfect. This corn, tomato and...


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Custom Inserts for Diabetic Shoes

With our full service laboratory, we have the capability of providing a 100% custom, accommodative product. Feet come in all...


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CGS MEDICARE APP - Updated!

 

CGS Medicare App is updated! Download it now for LCD’s, Fee Schedules, CMS news and MORE, right at your fingertips!


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Paperwork Pearls - Tips for Working with Patients and Their PCPs

 

Are your referring physicians slow to respond to paperwork requests for diabetic shoes…or not responding at all? It can be a...


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Updated Standard Documentation Requirements (SDR)

Effective 1/1/20, CMS updated Standard Documentation Requirements (SDR) Article A55426 attached to the Therapeutic Shoes for...


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DME MACs and Portals

Learn how and why to sign-up on the webpages that each of the DME MACs have setup to assist Podiatrists and DME suppliers!  


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Tags: Diabetic Shoes, Medicare Paperwork, Practitioner

Internet-Based PECOS for Medicare Supplier Enrollment Simplified!

Learn how to use internet-based PECOS for Medicare supplier enrollment with 3 simple steps!


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Importance of Diabetic Foot Exams

Providers, are you educating your patient with reminders?  Patients, are you getting reminders?


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Document, document, document...

Document, document, document...get paid and stay paid 2020!


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Reduce Diabetic Foot Syndrome

Help your patients' reduce diabetic foot syndrome and get on their diabetes management calendar.


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Tags: Neuropathy, Diabetic Shoes, Anodyne Blog,

Patient Reminder Postcard

Ensure your patients receive new shoes yearly with an Anodyne reminder postcard! 


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Holiday Survival Tips for Diabetics

For many of us, the holiday celebrations start in November and extend well into the new year. If you slip into bad eating...


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Healthy Holiday Cookie Recipes!

Are you worried about gaining weight over the holidays? Don’t lose hope if you’re trying to eat healthfully over the holidays...


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Medicare Provider Alert

CONTINUE TO GET PAID AFTER JANUARY 1 2020……

Do not wait. Update your patients' records and use Medicare Beneficiary identifiers...


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What's inside the Anodyne shoe box?

What's inside the Anodyne shoe box?

Just as “One shoe can change your life” (Cinderella), one shoe box can help save your foot!...


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Tags: Diabetic Foot Care, Diabetic Shoes, Practitioner,

The Rules of Snacking
 

As a diabetic, avoiding large blood sugar fluctuations is the number one priority. Anodyne's in-house registered dietitian...


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Medicare Compliance Packet
 

A challenge with billing therapeutic shoes/inserts for diabetic patients’ is obtaining proper paperwork from the physician, as...


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What Should You Eat?
Lindsey Kanter, RDN By Lindsey Kanter, RDN On September 11, 2019

What Should You Eat?

 

Living with diabetes can make life complex. Learn the number one nutrition suggestion to improve your health on a day-to-day...


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Summertime Berry Crisp
 

Head to the farmer's market, grab fresh, juicy berries and make this summertime berry crisp with the crumble topping! Perfect...


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Strawberries n' Cream Smoothie

A delicious smoothie made with strawberries, banana, almond milk and yogurt for a protein boost. Option to include chia seeds for...


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Mediterranean Salad

This Anodyne recipe is simple and deeeeee-licious! The Mediterranean Salad can be used as a light meal or as a side dish when...


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The Most Satisfying Snack

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all some fun plans in store for the weekend, whether that means going out with friends or...


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Podiatry Management: Profiles in Excellence 2018

We are incredibly thankful to be featured in Podiatry Management's Profiles in Excellence 2018. 


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Anti-Inflammatory Fruit Bowl

“Anti-inflammatory” is quite the buzz word in nutrition lately! When it comes to diets and such, I am not a big fan. Why? Because...


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Anodyne's 3D Foot Scanner for Custom Orthotics

Exactly what is our “3D Foot Scanner?” 

Anodyne has raised the bar in terms of custom inserts/orthotics. Historically, custom...


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Guilt-Free Cookies
 

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


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Best Diabetes Apps of 2018

 

Tracking your blood sugar, while keeping up with your nutrient intake (on top of daily life) is not easy! Anodyne has rounded...


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Avocado Toast
Lindsey Kanter, RDN By Lindsey Kanter, RDN On June 22, 2018

Avocado Toast

 

Do I have any avocado toast fans out there?!

Avocado toast is my favorite go-to meal or snack when I’m in a time crunch or...


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Tags: Diabetes Blog, Patient, Recipes

True or False: Bunions CAN be prevented.

I’m guessing if you are reading this post, you may have a bunion, family history of bunions or could be concerned with your feet...


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Grilled Hummus Veggie Wrap

Hi there!

Did anyone have the chance to make my healthy pancakes or blueberry banana smoothie last weekend? I’m so excited to...


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3 Questions To Ask Yourself Today

 

The fit of a shoe can effect an individuals health and well being on multiple levels. If a shoe doesn't fit properly, an...


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Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Want to know the “silver bullet” to improving your health?! 

Whether you are diabetic or not, a common theme you will see with...


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It's Global Running Day!

Exercise is one of the most important factors in preventing and managing diabetes. The benefits of consistent exercise for...


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Diabetes-Friendly Pancake Recipe

This diabetes-friendly pancake recipe is versatile, can be dairy/gluten free, and applies to carbohydrate consistent diets. Plus,...


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How to Manage Your Diabetes in Extreme Summer Heat

We often look forward to changes of season, as the flowers bloom and sun shines. However, if you have diabetes, you need to be...


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Diabetes-Friendly Salmon Recipe

For many Americans, heart disease is at the top of our list of possible health concerns. A healthy diet continues to be one of...


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Natural Remedies for Swollen Feet and Ankles

Sore feet, swelling, inflammation and related foot complications can be a product of various sources. If you experience any of...


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When is it Time to See Your Podiatrist?

When we think about our health and ways to sustain it, things like our heart, liver, kidneys, etc. immediately come to mind. What...


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Shoes for Hammertoes and Bunions

Feet come in all different shapes and sizes. When you mix in all the different foot ailments, bunions, hammertoes, edema, etc.,...


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How to Take Foot Impressions for Fitting Custom Orthotics

How to properly cast a patient using a foam impression box for custom diabetic insoles is important because it allows us at...


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Shoe Inserts for Toe Amputations: When Does a Patient Need a Toe Filler?

Typically, the type of patient that requires a toe filler is high risk. You must take extreme care in providing and monitoring...


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How to Heat Mold A5512 Diabetic Inserts

Properly fitting A5512 heat moldable inserts is not super difficult, but is extremely important in ensuring the best possible...


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American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Held March 28, 2017, American Diabetes Association Alert Day is a day to sound the alarm about the prevalence of type 2 diabetes...


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How to Fix Your Foot Problem(s)

Knowing what the problem is, is only the beginning. Finding the solution is the key. Below is a list of some of the most common...


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Diabetes Recipe - Pot Roast Dinner

You can throw this roast in a low-temperature oven roasting pan early in the afternoon, then go run errands and have dinner...


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Food for Feet
Billy Kanter, CPED By Billy Kanter, CPED On March 2, 2017

Food for Feet

Food for thought. No. Food for feet! This week I’m going to spotlight how a few different foods can actually affect the health of...


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7 Life Hacks for Living with Type 1 Diabetes

There are many components to proper management of type 1 diabetes. It’s a lifelong commitment that requires extreme diligence and...


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How to Properly Fit Winter Boots

This post may not be for everyone (*I’m looking at all of you living in the southern parts of the country*), but it certainly is...


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The Essential 2017 Footcare Tips

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...


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9 Essentials of Diabetic Foot Care

Most people without diabetes don’t realize that the nerve and blood vessel damage caused by the disease can become a major...


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4 Tips to Managing Diabetes During the Holidays

The holidays can be a tough time for those trying to manage their diabetes. With there being no shortage of rich, sugary and...


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Want Healthy Feet? Maintain a Healthy Weight

It’s no mystery, that in addition to diabetes, being overweight can lead to a host of health problems. Being overweight is known...


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5 Ways Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Differ

When people hear that you have diabetes, they start to make assumptions that aren't always accurate. A lot of the confusion stems...


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Diabetes Friendly Tex Mex Turkey Meatloaf

Traditional meatloaf is usually made with ground chuck, which is high in artery-clogging saturated fat. You can create a...


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3 Ways to Prevent Diabetes Related Amputations

In 2010, about 73,000 non-traumatic lower-limb amputations were performed on adults aged 20 years or older with diagnosed...


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5 Exercises for Strong and Healthy Feet

Even the most health-conscious people can tend to neglect their feet.  It’s easy to do until you start to feel discomfort, which...


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How Obesity Leads to Diabetes

The fact that obesity significantly increases the risk of developing certain conditions can be a tough pill to swallow....


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Diabetic Friendly Pancakes
Will Knight By Will Knight On October 18, 2016

Diabetic Friendly Pancakes

Not everything low-carb, low-sugar has to be tasteless. These diabetic-friendly pancakes are not only healthy and delicious, but...


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9 Tips for Traveling with Diabetes

If you have diabetes, preparing for even daily activities can require advanced planning. So how do you prepare for travel that...


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How to Deal with Shin Splints

"Shin splints” is a general term for a condition caused by inflammation to the anterior or posterior muscles and tendons in the...


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How Cold Weather Can Affect Your Blood Sugar

As the seasons change, most of us are exposed to extreme temperatures of one variety or another. Whether you're sweating or...


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Foot Stretches to Counteract High Heels

Do you wear high heels? If so, the stretches below are mandatory on a daily basis. Your feet and body will thank you later.

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8 Bad Eating Habits for Diabetics

In addition to the types of food and the overall volume, it’s also important to make sure that you’re aware of the timing and...


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Fall Footcare Tips
Billy Kanter, CPED By Billy Kanter, CPED On September 15, 2016

Fall Footcare Tips

By forgoing socks, donning flip-flops, or simply going barefoot, Summer was the time to free our feet from their year-long...


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Diabetic Friendly Stuffed Avocados

These avocados are stuffed with a flavorful southwest mixture of shrimp, bell pepper, jalapeno, and cilantro. It’s an easy, tasty...


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3 Exercises for Reducing Heel Pain

Heel pain is fairly common, and can be a result of many different issues or conditions. Nonetheless, regardless of what is...


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Stay-at-Home Workouts for Type 2 Diabetes

Exercise is an important part of every type 2 diabetes management plan. Fortunately, it’s not impossible for you to include...


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4 Tips to Manage Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the medical term for inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the connective tissue that runs along the...


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