As fall season approaches, it is a good time to review diabetes basics. Although some of you may already know the basics, you can never stop learning. See how well you do on the following questions. Remember that "medical costs and lost work and wages for those with diabetes totals $245 million dollars yearly." See what you can do to lower these costs.
Summer is almost at an end but it is always worthwhile to add a few recommendations to your summer care list. Heat waves continue around the country with forest fires already a high priority. Let's look at some additional common sense tips and tricks to help your summer end on a high note.
Moving with diabetes is more difficult for those with persistent muscle aches and pains. Diabetic neuropathy causes nerve damage that can lead to tingling, pain, and numbness. Find out what may cause pain when you have diabetes and how you can feel better.
What is Diabetic Neuropathy?
Diabetic neuropathy is a nerve disorder that affect people with diabetes. […]
This week during diabetes management teaching sessions, I interacted with 3 new onset Type 2 diabetes patients who were mystified about dealing with “foot awareness” and the need for scrupulous foot care. Since diabetes education can be overwhelming at the initial visit, I try to keep each aspect of care very simple and basic. The patients […]
Going for a manicure and pedicure sounds like a relaxing treat, especially for people with diabetes who are always busy with self-management. A manicure and pedicure can help you feel and look better but it is important to be cautious about where you go and how it is done. Discover manicure and pedicure tips for people […]
Peripheral edema is another name for swelling of the lower legs, ankles and feet. The body may have trouble moving the fluid back up due to gravity, allowing the fluid to escape from the capillaries and ending up in the tissues. Leg swelling increases as we age, since we tend to retain fluid more easily. Besides […]
Diabetes foot care is a major concern throughout the year, but it becomes even more challenging to keep your diabetic feet healthy during the winter. Rain, snow, chilly air and even wearing boots can mean your feet take a beating. Discover more about winter woes and having healthy feet with diabetes.
- Inspect your feet every day. Look […]
The combination of diabetes and wounds can become tricky, especially in extremities such as your feet. It is essential to take care of wounds immediately to avoid further complications. Discover the latest trends in diabetic foot wound care to help keep your feet healthy.