Category: Diabetes

Learn the Warning Signs of Diabetes

Throughout the month of November, we’ve been reminding our patients that it’s Diabetes Awareness Month. We’ve talked about the hidden effects of diabetes – all the ramifications beyond just managing blood sugar. We’ve written about the risk of peripheral arterial disease. And we’ve addressed something ever-present in the life of a diabetic – the constant […]

The “Hidden” Effects of Diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a great time to review some basic info about this disease that affects over 30,000,000 Americans: Diabetics have a problem with the hormone insulin. The body doesn’t produce it at all (Type 1 diabetes). Or, the body becomes resistant to insulin’s effects (Type 2 diabetes). Both Type 1 and Type […]

How Do You Get Diabetes?

There’s a joke that’s been shared on social media lately, and it goes something like this: Math Problem: Q: Johnny has 32 candy bars. He eats 28 of them. What does he have now? A: Diabetes. Johnny has diabetes. Okay, the joke does elicit a chuckle for cleverness (what grade would you give the sassy […]

A Guide to Thanksgiving for the Diabetic

For most Americans, the fourth Thursday in November is totally a food-centric day. Even though we may spend time away from the kitchen – attending a religious service to remember our blessings, volunteering at a local shelter, travelling to friends and family – let’s face it. It’s still pretty much all about the food. People […]

How to Support a Loved One with Diabetes

If someone in your family has diabetes, in many ways it’s your disease, too. Whether it’s your child dealing with the daily insulin injections that characterize Type 1 diabetes or a spouse who has to watch what they eat, you are involved with their health care in more ways than you might realize. Your loved […]

Got Neuropathy? Choose the Right Footwear

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that many diabetics will suffer at some point during the course of their disease. Even if you’re doing an excellent job of maintaining proper blood glucose levels, the unfortunate truth is that neuropathy is most likely going to catch up with you. The longer you’ve had diabetes, the greater your […]

5 Most Common Foot Issues for Diabetics

Most basic foot issues can easily be fixed for the general population, but if you have diabetes, something even as minor as dry skin can cause you extra pain (and footache!) Here are a few common issues for diabetics to watch out for. Neuropathy – Diabetic neuropathy is when your nerves are damaged by the […]

What Causes Tingling in Legs and Feet?

Tingling in our extremities can happen from something as simple as momentary lack of blood flow. However, constant tingling can mean something much more serious. Here are a few medical reasons for why your legs and feet might be tingling. Diabetes: Diabetes is one of the leading causes of random tingling or numbness in your […]

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