How to Get Two Steps Ahead of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Every 21 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. I would like this statistic to change! And I am hopeful that it will through awareness, education and being proactive.  But it is equally important to be able to effectively manage diabetes if you are already diagnosed with it.

Lose Weight. Fight Diabetes (Type 2). It May Be Just That Simple.

Type 2 Diabetes (TD2) is a prevalent and often devastating disease. I am all too familiar with the toll TD2 can take on one’s health. (You can read about how diabetes has affected my family, here).

Be Proactive About Diabetic Amputations

Although many diabetic Americans are able to live overall healthy and happy lives if they manage their condition well, there is a large community of American people being devastated by diabetic amputations.

Herbs Over Insulin? This Unconventional Diabetes Treatment Cost a Little Boy His Life

In 2014, 13-year-old Edgar Lopez died after his mother decided to stop giving him insulin prescribed by a pediatrician. He suffered from type 1 diabetes.

Is Your Well Done Meat Getting Your Health Undone?

Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner. So you know what that means: barbecues, barbecues and more barbecues!

How Knowing Your Insulin Levels Can Help You Prevent More Than Diabetes After 60

As boomers, we’re used to having our blood glucose levels measured during our annual physicals. After all, our risk for developing diabetes increases with age. Many of us now know our A1C levels as well as our cholesterol, iron and calcium levels.

The Health Benefits of Having a Dirty Mouth

A proper dental hygiene routine usually involves three steps: floss, brush and mouthwash. But the last of these steps is causing some concern in the healthcare field.

Diabetics: Save Your Sole With a Little Vitamin C

This blog is probably one of the more difficult ones to write because of the toll Type 2 diabetes has taken on both my parents. I grew up hearing that my dad had passed from diabetes. I was about 3-years-old when he died. Thirty years later, my mom passed away from complications of diabetes. She was hospitalized just prior to her death for a foot ulcer, which just refused to get better. The doctors discussed with her the option of amputating her foot. She went into a coma and died soon after. In my opinion, she simply lost her will to live after being told that her foot would have to be amputated.

Motivation to Help You Put Your Kids to Bed - Reduce the Risk of Diabetes

If you are a parent to young children, you likely enforce a bedtime every night for your little ones. But sometimes it’s hard to resist when your child begs for you to “read just one more story” or have “just a few more minutes before bedtime.” You may find it especially difficult to not give in, now that school season has started. Many parents bend the rules during summer, because they love their kids and simply want them to have fun!

Check Out Which Veggie Might Bring Type 2 Diabetics Sweet Relief

Life with diabetes can be complicated. Having to keep track of how much medication you take with food, making time for exercise, preparing a healthy meal for yourself and something the kids will like and scrutinizing nutrition labels in the grocery store can be draining. On top of that, some medications can have unwanted side effects.

Stephen Furst Lost His Battle with Diabetes, Here’s How You May Win Your Battle

Recently, actor and filmmaker Stephen Furst, whose breakthrough role was playing Flounder in the classic 1978 frat film “Animal House,” died of complications from diabetes. He was just 63-years-old.

New Research Suggests that Diabetes is More Deadly than Commonly Thought

The fourth Tuesday in March is Diabetes Alert Day! It is a one day wake-up call to inform the public about the seriousness of diabetes. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), approximately 29 million Americans are affected by diabetes. “About 1 in every 4 persons with diabetes, or 8 million Americans, are unaware that they have the disease,” NIH reports.

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