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Components and Benefits of Diabetic Socks

For those living with diabetes, foot health takes center stage. And in this intricate dance, diabetic socks are not just...


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What Does It Mean If Your Feet and Ankles Swell?

We all know the feeling after a long day on our feet, our socks feel a little snugger, and our ankles might appear a tad fuller....


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Why You Need to See a Podiatrist for Diabetic Foot Care

For people with diabetes, feet deserve more than a glance and a quick scrub in the shower. They demand meticulous attention,...


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What Is PAD and How Can It Affect Your Feet?

Forget lurking monsters under the bed, the real threat to your feet might be closer than you think. Peripheral artery disease...


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Why Diabetic Foot Wounds Don’t Heal on Their Own

For many with diabetes, a simple cut or blister on the foot can snowball into a life-altering crisis. Unlike minor wounds that...


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Why It’s Important To Take Care of Foot Calluses

Ignoring foot calluses can lead to painful cracks,and potentially infections, putting your overall health and mobility at risk. ...


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Should People With Diabetes Wear Shoes at Home?

Receiving a diabetes diagnosis means you must make numerous lifestyle changes. Sometimes, these changes are small—like forgoing...


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Red Meat & Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you know that it's important to make healthy food choices. One of the questions you may have is whether or...


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Medicare Requirements for Diabetic Shoes

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people 65 and older, people with certain disabilities, and people with...


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History of Diabetic Shoes

Over the years, the design and construction of diabetic shoes has continued to evolve. Today, diabetic shoes are available in a...


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Understanding The Most Common Symptoms Of Prediabetes

Prediabetes is a serious condition that can lead to type 2 diabetes. If you have prediabetes, it is important to see your doctor...


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Best Orthopedic Shoes for Men

Men's diabetic shoes are designed to provide comfort and support for people with diabetes. Diabetes can cause nerve damage and...


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Best Orthopedic Shoes for Women

If you have diabetes, it is important to wear shoes that are designed to meet your specific needs. Diabetic shoes can help to...


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Best Orthopedic Dress Shoes for Women

Diabetes can damage the nerves in the feet, which can lead to numbness and loss of sensation. This can make it difficult to feel...


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Diabetic Snack Ideas

When choosing snacks, it is important to consider your blood sugar levels. Especially if you have diabetes, it is important to...


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Hemoglobin A1C - What Is It & What Is An Ideal Range?

Many individuals wonder what is Hemoglobin A1C and what is an ideal range. Well to start, Hemoglobin A1C also known as HbA1c or...


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Good Diabetic Snacks

If you have diabetes, it's important to choose snacks that are low in sugar and calories. 


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Diabetic Ulcers on Feet

Diabetic foot ulcers are open sores or wounds that commonly occur on the bottom of the foot. They are a serious complication of...


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Best Tips for Improving Blood Flow in Your Feet

Maintaining good circulation, especially in your feet, is essential when you have diabetes. Diabetes affects every part of your...


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Life After Diagnosis: Navigating the Journey with Diabetes

Getting diagnosed with diabetes is tough. You must make many changes, including how you exercise, which foods you eat, and more....


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Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

As a person with diabetes, taking care of your feet should be a top priority. People with diabetes heal slower and are more prone...


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Home Remedies for Swollen Feet You Must 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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What 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 Orthopedic 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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Tips to Manage Diabetes Over the Holidays

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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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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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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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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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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How To Prevent Bunions

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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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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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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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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Home Remedies for Swollen Feet and Ankles

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


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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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What Food is Good For Your Feet?

Food for thought. No. Food for feet! Did you know there are a few different foods can actually affect the health of your feet in...


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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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What Are The Best Winter Boots?

Looking for the best fitting winter boots? First, you need to learn how to properly fit winter boots. When it begins to snow,...


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Diabetes and Your Feet
Will Knight By Will Knight On January 31, 2017

Diabetes and Your Feet

Many people with diabetes don’t realize that the nerve and blood vessel damage caused by the disease can become a major problem...


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Manage Your 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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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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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 Weather Can Affect Your Blood Sugar

As the seasons change, most of us are exposed to extreme temperatures of one variety or another. Learn below about how weather...


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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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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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Best At-Home Workout 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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Exercises and Treatment for 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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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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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 must...


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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 diet....


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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 we’re...


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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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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 flying...


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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 blood...


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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 has...


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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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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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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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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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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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Foot Massage for Diabetic Neuropathy

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


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Natural 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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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 Whole...


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Eat for your Feet
Billy Kanter, CPED By Billy Kanter, CPED On March 25, 2016

Eat for your Feet

Eating for your feet sounds like an odd concept. It even sounds weird to say. Nonetheless, it is important to know how your diet...


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DWD - Drinking While Diabetic

Having diabetes doesn't mean alcohol is off-limits. However, there are a lot of questions you should know the answers to before...


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3 Exercises for Improving your Balance

Each year, more than one-third of people age 65 or older fall. Falls and fall-related injuries, such as hip fractures, can have a...


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What is a Hammertoe?
Billy Kanter, CPED By Billy Kanter, CPED On February 23, 2016

What is a Hammertoe?

Many have asked, what is a hammertoe? For those of you who are unfamiliar, a hammertoe is a contracture (bending) of one or both...


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3 Tips to Prevent Foot Odor

I may be generalizing, but I think it’s safe to say, all of us deal with foot odor…to some extent. Some of us more than others....


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5 Reasons Why You Should Start a Meditation Practice Today

So, what is meditation? The word 'meditation' has been used to designate a variety of practices that differ enough from one...


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Why Feet Smell
Billy Kanter, CPED By Billy Kanter, CPED On February 4, 2016

Why Feet Smell

Foot odor. Gross. Even saying the words in your head brings to mind a lot of pictures, ideas and memories. Not good ones either....


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The Best Herbs and Spices for Diabetics

So you’ve undoubtedly heard the expression “variety is the spice of life”. Well, a more accurate statement may be “spice is the...


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5 Seated Yoga Poses You Can do at Your Desk

Many of us sit behind our desks and stare at computer screens for far too much of the day. Although concentrated work can be...


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How to Exercise When You Have Diabetic Neuropathy

A common New Year’s Resolution is to improve exercise habits. For someone with diabetic neuropathy, this may not be so easy. You...


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5 Amazing Benefits of Walnuts

A simple and healthy snack, most nuts offer a powerhouse combination of protein, healthy fats, fiber, plant sterols,...


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5 Things Everyone Should Know About Their Feet

Let’s face it. most of us are hard on our feet. On average, we take close to 10,000 steps a day. Nonetheless, even though we take...


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5 Reasons Why You Should Be Walking

Compared to what most of us view as traditional exercise, walking is easy, practical, and inexpensive. All you really need is a...


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The 6 Best Vegetables for a Diabetic Diet

Vegetables are generally low in calories and carbohydrates, making them an excellent option for diabetics. There are two groups...


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Three Easy Ways to Help with Plantar Fasciitis

Being active is an important part of our everyday lives. Whether it be walking, running, swimming, biking, etc., it’s important...


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3 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions a Success

It’s hard to believe that 2015 is over already. Every year, I’m more amazed at how fast the time has flown by. It’s a fact, the...


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Footwear Tips for Winter

Hello Everyone,

My name is Billy Kanter, and I am excited to share with you all sorts of tips and facts about caring for your...


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Don’t Let Diabetes Knock You Off Your Feet

According to the latest numbers from the CDC, over 29 million Americans are living with Diabetes, and over a quarter of them...


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