Category: Diabetic Foot Care

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 […]

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 […]

4 Ways to Protect Your Feet in Cold Weather

In the winter, we usually stay indoors more since there’s not much you can do when you feel like your hands and nose are going to freeze off. You would think that since you’re not as active, there’s not much you’d have to worry about in the foot and ankle department, but winter is actually […]

5 Ways Diabetes Affects Your Feet

November is diabetes awareness month! Learning more about diabetes can help millions of people potentially avoid it altogether. Diabetes is a serious disease that affects over 29 million people in the US and the numbers are only going up. Diabetics have a 50% higher risk for death and a higher risk of going blind, getting […]

Gangrene vs. Flesh Eating Bacteria

What is Gangrene? Gangrene occurs when a part of the body starts to “die” due to lack of blood supply. It can occur anywhere, but more commonly happens on the extremities such as the hands or feet. Any sign of gangrene needs to be taken seriously and must be removed before it spreads. Poor circulation […]

3 Things to Watch Out for at the Beach

Beaches are a wonderful place to get away from our busy lives especially during the last bits of summer. You can imagine soft, warm sand between your toes and dipping your feet into the cool, refreshing ocean. There’s probably some beach volleyball going on around, some Frisbee tossing, and the smell of a distant BBQ […]

How to Maintain Healthy Feet with Diabetes

This can lead to many different problems including pain, deformities, and infections (you can read more here.) Here are a few things you can try to prevent diabetes related damage to your feet. Keep the blood flowing Do whatever you can to keep the blood flowing to your feet. Try not to sit or stand […]

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