“November is National Diabetes awareness month. If you have diabetes, now is a great time to focus on taking care of yourself. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million American have diabetes; 1 out of 4 people with diabetes don’t even know they have it! Taking care of your diabetes, or “diabetes self-management,” can be a lot of work, and many people who have diabetes feel overwhelmed. It doesn’t help that you might be getting conflicting advice from friends, family, or the internet. Yes, it can be confusing, but don’t give up. While it’s true that there is no cure, you can still manage your diabetes and live a healthy life. You just need the tools and the knowledge. Here are some simple – but important – steps that you can take, starting now, to feel better, gain control, and lead a healthy life with diabetes!” Click below to continue reading – this is a GREAT article!
With all of the steps involved in diabetes care, it is perhaps no surprise that about 80% of people with diabetes experience at least one error in their diabetes care over the course of any one year. Knowing about some of the most common sorts of errors in diabetes care can help you learn to avoid them.
Every few months some miracle drug or other is rolled out with bells and confetti, but only once or twice in a generation does the real thing come along.
Tomorrow, Dec 8th @ 1 pm EST
Vigilant foot care is critical when you have diabetes.
Knowing the proper way to care for your feet can help you avoid pain, open wounds, infections, and amputations.
Treat your feet and join us on Thursday, Dec 8th @ 1 pm EST when one of the country’s most noted experts on foot care will share his top tips!
“It’s difficult to remember all the things you’re concerned about during your 10 or so minutes with a doctor. But once you lie down in bed and put your feet under the covers, it’s hard to forget the tingling pain in your toes. Print this Where It Hurts Worksheet to write down when and where you feel any sort of numbness, pain, tingling, or burning. Bring the sheet to your next checkup to discuss with your health care provider.”