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Our own Scientific Advisor, Erin Kelly, CDCES at Joslin on Telehealth for Diabetes

Our own Scientific Advisor, Erin Kelly, CDCES at Joslin on Telehealth for Diabetes

Like many things pre-COVID telehealth for diabetes has been a long studied and discussed topic, especially in more remote regions.  Unfortunately insurance has been slow to cover these services in the past.  Hopefully COVID has pushed us over the edge here, like it has done in many other sectors.  Especially in this day and age with remote glucose monitoring devices, apps and tracking its very manageable to do more virtual diabetes education.  In recent years there has also been an explosion of diabetes “coaching” platforms that do virtually the same things with compatible meters, and app platform and diabetes coaches...

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More than 'Just White Socks': Where Style Meets Science

More than 'Just White Socks': Where Style Meets Science

According to leading podiatrist, Dr. Frank Polun of National Foot & Ankle in Washington, DC, it is common for people living with all stages of diabetes to suffer from a variety of foot issues. Problems range from general fatigue, foot pain, sore arches, coldness or tingling like pins and needles to full blown neuropathy or nerve damage. Neuropathy happens because uncontrolled high blood sugar damages blood vessels and capillaries that provide oxygen to nerves. When nerves are deprived of oxygen it can be painful or cause complete loss of feeling. Circufiber™ socks are making a huge difference for people living with...

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Some Simple Ways You Can Take Good Care of Your Feet

Some Simple Ways You Can Take Good Care of Your Feet

If you have diabetes, you probably know that you are at risk for serious foot problems. Choosing the right sock is very important for preventing problems and injury. Here is a list of some other simple steps you can take to avoid ulcers, wounds and neuropathy. Read full article.    

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Can Exercise Really Prevent or Treat Diabetes?

Can Exercise Really Prevent or Treat Diabetes?

One-third of Americans have fasting blood sugar levels that float between normal (below 100) and type 2 diabetes (above 125). This is a condition called prediabetes.  Exercise is the key to avoid progression from pre-diabetes to chronic illness. And if you have type 2 diabetes, the right, safe exercises can help your body better manage. Cardio helps keep glucose levels in check. Strength and resistance training play a key role in lowering A1C. Here are some tips for getting started safely.    

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