Christmas with Diabetes! It's that time of year again. Some of you can now look out your window and see beautiful snowscapes. And some of us can look out at the pouring rain. But whatever you happen to see out your front window, here are a few items that Santa (and Diabetic Survivor) recommends for the diabetic in your life. In our diabetic gift list below we have … [Read more...] about Diabetic Gift List!
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World Diabetes Day 2017 Hello all! The 14th of November 2017 is World Diabetes Day. This year the International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) has chosen Women and Diabetes as the theme. We just published an article on diabetes and breast cancer in October, and it can be found here. There are over 440 million people worldwide with diabetes, and about 200 … [Read more...] about World Diabetes Day 2017
Breast Cancer and Diabetes October is breast cancer awareness month in the United States. As my site deals mainly with diabetes and diabetic complications, I will be writing about breast cancer and diabetes. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, or so the saying goes. This being the case, what can be done to avoid breast cancer, and can we avoid or cure … [Read more...] about Breast Cancer and Diabetes
5 Things About Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) 1: PAD May Result In Limb Loss and Death We’ll start at the end and work our way forward. PAD may result in limb loss and death. Once PAD starts becoming painful a vascular procedure or amputation are often the only things that will reduce the pain. Even opiates have been shown to poorly control pain from PAD. This is … [Read more...] about 5 Things About Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
The Gift of Pain I first heard this phrase spoken by one of my professors in medical school. My first thought may be similar to yours: gifts are pleasant, things we would like. Who wants pain? Discomfort is not a gift! A diagnosis of diabetes can change that perspective quickly. If you are a diabetic survivor, the ability to feel your feet or the discomfort that … [Read more...] about Diabetic Neuropathy and The Gift of Pain