November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is a disease affecting many parts of the body. While there is no cure for diabetes, there is hope. With proper diet, exercise, medical care, and careful management at home, a person with diabetes can enjoy a full and active life. Of the more than 28 million people in the US with diabetes, about half will develop neuropathy, a loss of feeling in the lower extremities. This nerve damage...

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Diabetic foot’ increases risk for cognitive impairment

Study coauthor Dr. Rachel Natovich, a Ben-Gurion University PhD graduate, and colleagues presented their findings at the American Diabetes Association’s 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, MA, earlier this year. One of the most severe complications of diabetes is “diabetic foot.” If not managed effectively, high blood sugar levels that occur with diabetes can cause nerve damage...

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Care for the feet

Dr Nagabhushan, Dec 5, 2015 Diabetes miletus, commonly known as diabetes, is a metabolic disease that is caused due to rise in the blood sugar levels. It is fast gaining the status of a potential epidemic in India, with more than 62 million individuals currently diagnosed with the disease. The prominent symptoms of hyperglycemia (an excess of glucose in the bloodstream) are frequent urination,...

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Simple Steps That Help Diabetics Keep Their Feet Healthy

A diabetes diagnosis can be daunting, but a simple attitude adjustment can make a world of difference in how well you fare while living with the disease. When people with diabetes take proactive steps to monitor key health indicators, experts agree that it’s possible to prevent some of the most severe risks of diabetes, including lower limb amputation. People ages 20 and older who are living...

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Diabetic Foot Care Tips

Diabetes can cause problems with your feet. Foot disorders are some of the most prevalent and neglected health issues in the United States. Diabetes often reduces blood flow to your feet and this can lead to oxygen deprivation. The results are diabetic nerve damage that causes numbness as well as sores and infections. Several diabetic foot care tips are below. Daily Inspection: Diabetes may cause...

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Diabetic Shoes for Fashion-Forward Folks: Ugly, Expensive Footwear Be Gone!

Did you know that diabetic shoes don’t have to be ugly and expensive? There are actually a surprising number of attractive, diabetic shoes to choose from nowadays and the majority of them are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and other insurance. There’s just one twist to contend with. Many insurance companies won’t cover the cost of diabetic shoes unless they were ordered by a licensed...

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