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!
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
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
Shark – O? No Charcot. For nearly 30 million American with diabetes, a debilitating and often preventable foot condition exists that is often misdiagnosed and untreated. A lack of awareness of this condition can lead to the need for multiple surgeries and even amputation. All of this, however, can be avoided if caught early. Charcot neuroarthropathy is a result of … [Read more...] about Charcot – The Painless Road To Amputation