Diabetic Shoes Vs Regular Shoes: Differences Unveiled

Want to know what the difference between diabetics shoes and regular shoes are? At some point in the lives of most diabetics a doctor will eventually suggest that you wear diabetic shoes or at least consult with a medical shoe provider to find something that fits as best as possible. In short your doctor wants your shoes to protect your feet and not worsen your health.

A diabetic shoe is typically designed to protect the full foot but allow extra depth for a custom orthotic insert, extra width for a foot wider than normal, and adjustable straps in the . . . → Read More: Diabetic Shoes Vs Regular Shoes: Differences Unveiled

Couch Potato Seniors At Higher Risk For Diabetes

We all know that being a couch potato can’t be all that good. Too much of a sedentary lifestyle keeps you from being active, thereby missing out on exercising your muscles. Usually, however, the perception is that this is bad especially for children and adults. For senior folks, however, the common assumption is that it is better for them because at least they get to rest their joints and fragile bodies.

However, a new study has found that even for senior folks, living a sedentary lifestyle only puts them at a much higher risk of being sick, particularly with . . . → Read More: Couch Potato Seniors At Higher Risk For Diabetes

How To Lower Borderline High Blood Sugar Levels

Did your doctor recently tell you that your blood sugar was a bit high? If so you probably have borderline diabetes, insulin resistance, or you simply have a naturally higher fasting blood sugar levels. No matter what the cause of your reading however there are simple steps you can take to lower your high blood sugar levels before they become a major problem.

For those that are new to the topic let me first say that high blood sugar is not in and of itself a major issue. It is chronically high blood sugar levels which are the problem. . . . → Read More: How To Lower Borderline High Blood Sugar Levels

Three Medications That Can Undo Your Diabetes Control

When you work very hard to control blood sugar levels it can be very frustrating to see abnormal readings appear on your glucometer.  Sometimes the solution to rising blood sugar levels is as simple as the medications we take.

There are many different medications that can increase your blood sugar readings despite your best efforts at control. These are three common medications that can cause hyperglycemia:

Beta Blockers: These medications are used in patients with heart problems such as hypertension and congestive heart failure.  Beta blockers lower pressure and strain on the heart by slowing the heart rate. These . . . → Read More: Three Medications That Can Undo Your Diabetes Control

A Few Tips to Prevent Diabetes Complications

Diabetes is a disease that affects far too many people. Diabetes care and treatment can be time consuming and really affect your schedule. But what you do to take care of yourself is all worthwhile. There are many things you can do to help lower the risk of any sudden complications or potential life threatening problems.

If you actively take part in your diabetes treatment you can enjoy a healthier, less stressful life. Managing your diabetes, it’s a commitment. There are many people that are involved in your diabetes care, doctors, nurses, dietitians, and yourself. Make sure you learn as . . . → Read More: A Few Tips to Prevent Diabetes Complications