Heel Pain in Children

Heel pain in children is most commonly associated with growing pains, especially those who are physically active. It is medically diagnosed as Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s disease). The heel bone grows from the back of the heel and there is a “growth plate” which can become inflamed or irritated. This causes pain. Pain will be worse […]

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Five Things You Can Do to Combat Smelly Feet

It is not uncommon to have foot odor. Especially during the months when we are constantly covering up our feet with heavy socks and wearing boots. What kind of socks do you wear? To prevent stinky feet from starting in the first place, purchase socks and shoes made of breathable materials. What kind of shoes […]

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Clever Money Saving Tips for Medications

7 Clever Money Saving Tips for Pharmaceuticals RETAIL PRICE: Ask your pharmacist about the retail price for your prescription medications. It might be cheaper to pay than using your co-pay. For example, Metformin cost around $4.00 for a month’s supply while the average copay is $11.00. This could save yourself $7.00 a month. DISCOUNTS: Some national chains […]

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National Strawberry Shortcake Day :: Diabetic Friendly Options

  Shortcake is typically made with flour, sugar, baking powder or soda, salt, butter, milk or cream, and sometimes eggs. The most famous dessert made with shortcake is strawberry shortcake. With all that sugar and carbohydrates it is a nightmare for diabetics. Make it diabetic friendly with the simple and healthy alternatives to the sugary […]

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Outsmarting Poison Ivy and Other Poisonous Plants

First comes the itching, then a red rash, and then blisters. These symptoms of poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac can emerge any time from a few hours to several days after exposure to the plant oil found in the sap of these poisonous plants. The culprit: the urushiol oil. Here are some tips […]

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Three things can prevent diabetic foot problems

It is possible to avoid ulcers, amputation, painful neuropathy and poor circulation. If these things have happened already it is possible to turn things around. It is possible to live well with diabetes! Joining a comprehensive foot care program—one that includes risk assessment, foot-care education and preventive therapy, treatment of foot problems, and referral to […]

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Camping Vacation Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day—especially for diabetics. Eating a healthy breakfast gives the body the energy and fuel it needs to be physically active. Choosing a breakfast that is high in protein and low in sugar will keep energy levels up and blood sugar levels down. A small propane […]

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Camping Vacation Breakfast Idea: Ranch Eggs

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day—especially for diabetics. Eating a healthy breakfast gives the body the energy and fuel it needs to be physically active. Choosing a breakfast that is high in protein and low in sugar will keep energy levels up and blood sugar levels down. Ranch Eggs Ingredients […]

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Camping Vacation Breakfast Idea: Vegetable Frittata

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day—especially for diabetics. Eating a healthy breakfast gives the body the energy and fuel it needs to be physically active. Choosing a breakfast that is high in protein and low in sugar will keep energy levels up and blood sugar levels down. Vegetable Frittata Ingredients […]

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