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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: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetic Health

How to Properly Fit Winter Boots

Posted by Billy Kanter on Feb 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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 important to those of us who have to deal with Winter. When it begins to snow, there’s nothing more vital to our mobility than a nice pair of boots. Sure boots can be a bit clunky, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t fit right. Below is a step by step way to make sure your current boots fit properly -

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Topics: Foot Care

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: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetic Health, Foot Care

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

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