Welcome to March 28th, 2017. Today is diabetes alert day in the United States, a day when we try to get the word out to everyone that they (meaning YOU) could have diabetes. Tired of diabetes, or tired with diabetes? When is fatigue more than fatigue? Midnight. I’m up again, seems impossible to get to sleep. So tired. But I know I must get up or I … [Read more...] about Find out if you have diabetes here!
Archives for March 2017
400 Million People Have Diabetes Diabetes Global Update from DFCon 2017 I am at DFCon 2017 in Houston, Texas this week. DFCon stands for Diabetic Foot Convention, and the conference is in it’s 17th year. I was fortunate to attend this conference several years ago while in residency as the conference gave me a ticket (Thank You!). One of the chairpersons is Dr … [Read more...] about 400 Million People Have Diabetes
Information Overload How can a canary help you to avoid diabetes? We'll get to that in a minute. As we are just getting started in this venture, I wanted to write some advice. As I wrote in my welcome post, my goal with creating this site is to help you to live longer and better with diabetes. Looking at several blogs and informational sites across the internet a pattern … [Read more...] about How Canaries May Help You Avoid Diabetes
So what is a podiatrist, what is podiatry? I'll start this article off with a question, and if you are diabetic you should already know the answer. So? Do you know the answer? A podiatrist is a physician and surgeon of the foot, ankle and lower leg. That's a pretty broad area, and many things can go wrong in the areas that a podiatrist treats. … [Read more...] about What is a Podiatrist, and why should I care?
5 Deaths of Diabetes There are many ways to die from diabetes, and as I have stated elsewhere diabetes will KILL you. I wanted to delve a little deeper into how, exactly. Below are my 5 deaths of diabetes: this is not an exhaustive list, diabetes refuses to be pigeonholed. 1 Sepsis Sepsis occurs when bacteria has begun to grow in and destroy … [Read more...] about 5 Deaths of Diabetes