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There’s an old idiom that states, “Take care of your feet because your feet take you everywhere,” or maybe this one, “Take care of your feet because they will carry you for life.” Either way, proper foot care is vital for our overall health and welfare. In conjunction with our “How I Walk” project, let’s take a look at some of the biggest threats to our largest limbs and ways to prevent them from occurring:
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Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, exercise is an important part of your management and treatment program. Weight loss and weight management are the most common reasons people give for starting an exercise program. However, exercise has so many more benefits than how it may, or may not, affect body size – especially for diabetics.
To understand how exercise benefits diabetics, it’s important to understand what diabetes is and how it affects your body.
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Diabetic Neuropathy is a form of nerve damage. It occurs in individuals with diabetes when there is primarily poor blood flow along with high blood sugar levels. Over time people with Diabetic Neuropathy were told they couldn’t exercise. That is not the case any longer.
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In honor of National Diabetes Month, I would like to share a VERY personal story. My mother was an insulin diabetic for most of her life starting back in the 1950’s until her passing away over two decades ago. Since she was taking insulin several times daily, I’m sure that diabetes was on her mind every waking hour. Point being, I realized if there was any “good news” about my mother’s diabetes, it was that I learned that diabetes should be feared and avoided at all costs.
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After decades of advancements in modern day medicine, why are mortality rates increasing in 2014? Regrettably, today’s parents can expect to live longer lives than their children, a sad commentary on today’s lifestyle. Bottom line . . . the obesity epidemic amongst the children of America is shortening their lifespan, causing mortality rates to head in the wrong direction.
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Being diagnosed with diabetes is very difficult for the patient and his family as it is a lifelong disease. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which there are elevated blood glucose levels due to insulin malfunctioning. Insulin is a vital hormone released by the pancreas that allows the entry of sugar into the blood cells. It regulates fat and carbohydrate metabolism in the body. Any problem in its effective release results in…
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Researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a computer-based electronic medical record tool that will help doctors save time and improve accuracy in providing medical care to patients with diabetes.
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We are all guilty of it. It’s so easy, cheap and convenient. When we’re in a hurry, it’s easy to stop pretty much anywhere, and pick up a quick bite at a fast food or stop to buy a snack on the go. This is probably not a surprise, but Americans rank the highest when it comes to consuming the most processed foods than any other country.
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According to the American Diabetes Association, there are approximately 25 million children and adults who are diagnosed with diabetes. And just last year, 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed. Diabetes is a serious disease, which requires daily monitoring, a healthy balanced diet and regular exercise.
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Approximately 20 million people have diabetes and over 40 million are on the way of getting type 2 diabetes (pre-diabetes). Type 2 diabetes is the most common form and is diagnosed during adulthood; while type 1 is diagnosed in early childhood. People with diabetes have high blood sugar. It is because their pancreas does not make or not enough insulin; and the muscle, fat, and liver cells does respond to insulin properly.