Camping Vacation Breakfast Idea: Cheesy Grits and Sausage

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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Five Reasons to Wear Diabetic Shoes

Diabetic shoes are extra depth and cushioning. Diabetic shoe liners prevent calluses, blisters and ulcers. Diabetic shoes are made to be supportive to prevent tired feet. Diabetic shoes have laces or Velcro – so they safely stay on. Diabetic shoes can be customized to prevent pain in problem areas.   Whether you have diabetes, edema, bunions, […]

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Anatomy of a Diabetic Shoe – What You Need to Know

Diabetes shoes have a higher, wider toe box, giving your toes extra wiggle room. Toes that rub against each other or against a shoe get hot spots and blisters. Nerve damage caused by diabetes can make your toes feel numb. If this is the case, they cannot warn you when they are rubbing and blistering. […]

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Lost Sock Memorial Day

  May 9th is a fun and unique holiday, National Lost Sock Memorial Day.  It is time to make use or get rid of all of your single socks, the ones where their mates have been lost to the unknown.  Where do all the missing socks go?  Is there a washing machine heaven?  This is a question […]

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Food Journal is a Diet Tool

American Journal of Preventive Medicine study of nearly 1,700 participants shows that keeping a food journal can double a person’s weight loss. The study found that the best predictors of weight loss were how frequently food diaries were kept and how many support sessions the participants attended. Those who kept daily food records lost twice as much […]

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Diabetic Friendly Mint Julep

The mint julep originated in the southern United States, probably during the eighteenth century. U.S. Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky introduced the drink to Washington, D.C., at the Round Robin Bar in the famous Willard Hotel during his residence in the city. The term “julep” is generally defined as a sweet drink, particularly one used as a vehicle for medicine. The word […]

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Happy Star Wars Day
Star Wars Day!

“For many of us, our feet are the furthest things from our minds, both physically and mentally,” Dr. Flo says. “We expect they will be uncomfortable at times, and we needlessly put up with the pain when they hurt. Healthy feet are the foundation to our independence. Our feet are wondrously engineered and often the […]

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National High Blood Pressure Education Month

  May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hypertension affects more than 75 million Americans, half of whom have their numbers under control. Here are a few tips below to help naturally lower blood pressure with a plant-based diet: 1. Know Your Numbers.  Aim for […]

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Feet Are Always Vulnerable in the Summer

From playing sports on the beach, hiking, swimming, walking in sandals or open-toed shoes, many summer activities could put those with diabetes vulnerable to foot injuries. For a diabetic, a small foot injury could lead to more serious complications. Maintain Proper Glucose Levels.  Regular exercise, pay close attention to how often you eat and what types of […]

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