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Collateral Materials
By Lindsey Kanter, RDN On September 1, 2020

Collateral Materials

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


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Tags: Medicare Paperwork, Practitioner

Scanner App Update
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...


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Tags: Anodyne Scanner, Practitioner, Custom Inserts

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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Tags: Practitioner, Custom Inserts

Summer BBQ Salad

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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Tags: Ways to Improve Diabetes, Diabetes Diet, Patient,

New Inserts!
By Billy Kanter On July 6, 2020

New Inserts!

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


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Tags: Practitioner, Custom Inserts, Patient

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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Tags: Diabetic Shoes, Practitioner

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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Tags: Diabetic Shoes, Medicare Paperwork, Practitioner

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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Tags: Diabetic Shoes, Medicare Paperwork, Practitioner

DME MACs and Portals
By Debra Schwartz On April 5, 2020

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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Tags: Diabetes Blog, Medicare Paperwork, Practitioner

Importance of Foot Exams
By Debra Schwartz On February 26, 2020

Importance of Foot Exams

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


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Diabetic Shoes, Practitioner,

Document, document, document...

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


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Tags: Anodyne Blog, Medicare Paperwork, Practitioner

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
By Debra Schwartz On December 26, 2019

Patient Reminder Postcard

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


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Tags: Practitioner

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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Tags: Diabetes Blog, Ways to Improve Diabetes, Diabetes Diet,

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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Tags: Patient, Recipes

Medicare Provider Alert
By Debra Schwartz On November 25, 2019

Medicare Provider Alert

CONTINUE TO GET PAID AFTER JANUARY 1 2020……

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


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Tags: Diabetic Shoes, Medicare Paperwork, Practitioner

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...


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Tags: Diabetes 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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Tags: Ways to Improve Diabetes, Diabetes Diet, Patient,

Medicare Compliance Packet
 

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


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Tags: Diabetic Shoes, Medicare Paperwork, Practitioner

What Should You Eat?
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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Tags: Diabetes Blog, Ways to Improve Diabetes, Diabetes Diet,

Summertime Berry Crisp
 

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


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Tags: Diabetes Blog, Diabetes Diet, Patient,

Strawberries n' Cream Smoothie

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


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Tags: Diabetes Blog, Ways to Improve Diabetes, Diabetes Diet,

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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Tags: Diabetes Blog, Ways to Improve Diabetes, Diabetes Diet,

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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Tags: Ways to Improve Diabetes, Diabetes Diet, Practitioner,

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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Tags: Diabetic Shoes, Anodyne Blog, Anodyne Shoes,

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?...


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Tags: Diabetes Blog, Ways to Improve Diabetes, Diabetes Diet,

Anodyne's Scanner

 

Exactly what is our “scanner?” 

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


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Diabetic Shoes, Anodyne Blog,

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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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetes Blog, Patient,

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...


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Tags: Anodyne Blog, Apps for Diabetes, Anodyne Shoes,

Avocado Toast
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...


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Tags: Diabetes Blog, Anodyne Blog, Patient,

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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Tags: Diabetes Blog, Anodyne Blog, Patient,

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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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Diabetic Shoes, Anodyne Blog,

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...


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Tags: Diabetes Blog, Patient, Recipes

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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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetes Blog, Ways to Improve Diabetes,

Healthy Pancakes for Diabetics!
 

 

Hi there!

I’d like to welcome you to the Anodyne Summer Recipe Edition, and introduce 

myself. I’m Lindsey and will be...


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Tags: Diabetes Blog, Patient, Recipes

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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Tags: Diabetic Shoes, Diabetes Blog, Patient,

Blackened Salmon for Type 2 Diabetes

For most Americans, heart disease is at the top of our list of possible health concerns. A healthy diet, including proper...


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Tags: Diabetes Blog, Patient, Recipes

9 Natural At-Home 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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Tags: Diabetic Shoes, Patient, lifestyle

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....


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

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,...


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Tags: Practitioner, Patient

Taking a Foam Impression
By Billy Kanter On April 19, 2017

Taking a Foam Impression

This week we are going to review how to properly cast a patient using an impression foam box for custom diabetic insoles....


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Practitioner

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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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Practitioner

How to Properly Heat Mold A5512 Inserts

This week we are going to focus on properly fitting A5512 heat moldable inserts. This process is not super difficult, but is...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Practitioner

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...


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Tags: Patient, lifestyle

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...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

Diabetic Friendly Pot Roast

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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Tags: Patient, Recipes

Food for Feet
By Billy Kanter 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...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Practitioner, Patient,

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...


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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Patient, lifestyle

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...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

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...


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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetes Foot Care, Patient,

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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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetes Foot Care, Patient,

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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Tags: Patient, lifestyle

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...


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Tags: Patient, lifestyle

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...


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Tags: Diabetes Awareness

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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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Patient, Recipes

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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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetes Foot Care, Patient,

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,...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

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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Tags: Patient, lifestyle

Diabetic Friendly Pancakes
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,...


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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Patient, Recipes

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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Tags: Patient, lifestyle

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...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, lifestyle

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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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetes Foot Care, Patient,

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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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

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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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetes Blog, Patient,

Fall Footcare Tips
By Billy Kanter 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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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Diabetes Blog, Patient,

Diabetic Friendly Stuffed Avocados

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


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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Patient, Recipes

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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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

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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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetic Shoes, Diabetes Blog,

4 Tips for Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis

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


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

Diabetes Friendly Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

Looking for a healthy take on a comfort food favorite? How about Shrimp Scampi with Linguine?

All you have to do is sub olive...


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Tags: Patient, Recipes

4 Tips for Healthy Toe Nails

Your nails are a reflection of your overall health, which is why proper nail care is so important. Below are a few simple and...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

5 Morning Routines to Control Type 2 Diabetes

Controlling Type 2 diabetes can be a daunting task that can easily be pushed aside by the stresses of everyday living. You...


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Tags: Patient, lifestyle

Food Cravings and Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, you’ve probably been advised by your healthcare team to incorporate healthier foods into your...


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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Patient, lifestyle

Fitting Shoes for Children

Having properly fitting footwear is important for everyone, and especially important for a developing child. Boy's feet...


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Tags: Practitioner

Diabetes and Summer: Safety Tips

It's the dog days here in Milwaukee — the hottest, sultriest days of summer where temperatures can climb over the 100-degree...


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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Patient, lifestyle

Diabetes Friendly Chips

Ahh snacking! Is there anything better in the world than opening a bag of potato chips and having a good snack? Of course...


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Tags: Patient, Recipes

5 Stretches for Your Feet

As we all know, a great deal of demand is placed on our feet. Our feet flex and change shape with every step, which means...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

4 Summer Running Tips
By Billy Kanter On June 21, 2016

4 Summer Running Tips

Even after an awful start to spring here in the Midwest, it appears summer is upon us. With summer comes a lot more outdoor...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

Steps to Prevent Swollen Feet while Flying

Summer tends to be one of the busier times for the year in terms of people traveling. One thing you may have noticed while...


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Tags: Patient, lifestyle

Mean Green Diabetic Smoothie

A basic smoothie can be a great way to include more fruits and vegetables in your diet. This healthy weight loss smoothie...


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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Patient, Recipes

8 Tips for Better Blood Sugar Control

If balancing your blood sugar levels feels like hard work, these strategies can help.

When you live with diabetes, balanced...


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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Patient, lifestyle

Today we are going to talk about something I frequently suffer from…heel cracks. Heel cracks are something that are relatively...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

8 High-Protein Vegetables for the Diabetic Diet

In the past, many people thought that those who followed a vegetarian diet were not getting enough protein. However, research...


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Tags: Patient, Recipes, lifestyle

4 Tips for Checking your Feet

I’ve talked before about how to care for your feet, and the importance of going to a Podiatrist on a regular basis (especially...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

A Magical Diabetes Drink

If there was a magical drink that could help boost metabolism and weight loss, cleanse and detox your liver, stimulate your...


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Tags: Patient, Recipes, lifestyle

The Anodyne Scanner: The Future of Custom Orthotics

Historically, custom orthotics/inserts were made by taking a slipper cast or foam impression of a patient’s foot. Plaster...


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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetes Foot Care, Anodyne Scanner,

Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad

This recipe is quick and easy. It only takes about 30 minutes to prepare, and will leave you with plenty of leftovers for...


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Tags: Patient, Recipes

Lower Your Stress Levels to Control Blood Sugar

Stress-related changes in hormones such as cortisol can cause blood sugars to rise in people with diabetes. There is also...


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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Patient, lifestyle

Shoe Fitting for Dummies

There are a ton of opinions and misconceptions when it comes to fitting shoes. Well, here is your undisputed guide on how it...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Practitioner, Patient,

The Effects of Sitting All Day

How often do you sit during the day?  Think about it.  5 hours? 10 hours? 15 hours?

We are a very sedentary society.  We spend...


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Tags: Patient, lifestyle

6 Foods That Fight Inflammation

The key to reducing persistent inflammation that causes chronic diseases (Think: Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, arthritis,...


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Tags: Patient, lifestyle

5 Summer Tips for Diabetic Feet

It’s crazy to think that it’s almost May already. Spring, or what we’re calling “spring”, is basically over. As it gets warmer...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

9 Basics for Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Healthy eating plays a major role in successfully managing type 2 diabetes. Use these tools to create a healthy and effective...


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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Patient, lifestyle

5 Step Foot Massage
By Billy Kanter On April 12, 2016

5 Step Foot Massage

Knowing how to receive a foot massage doesn’t take much. However, knowing how to give a good foot massage takes a little bit...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

Diabetic Friendly Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Cauliflower mashed potatoes are a great way to sneak cruciferous veggies into traditional comfort food when you have a...


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Tags: Patient, Recipes

Traditional Chinese Remedies for Foot Pain and Strain

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, fasciitis is understood to result from kidney and liver deficiencies. The kidney controls the...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle

3 Shopping Tips to Eat Healthy and Save Money

We’ve all heard the old excuse that it’s too expensive to eat healthy. If you’ve ever switched from your local grocer to a...


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Tags: Patient, lifestyle

Diabetic Neuropathy – A Beginners Guide

While many of my blog posts address tips, tricks and advice in regards to some foot condition, at times, I feel it is very...


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Tags: Diabetes Foot Care, Patient, lifestyle