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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.

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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.

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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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The Diabetic Epidemic

The Diabetic Epidemic

Diabetes is a major public health crisis that has reached epidemic proportions globally.  Throughout the world, it is estimated that every 30 seconds one leg is amputated due to diabetes. In one study, research showed that following an amputation, up to 50% of people with diabetes will die within two years. Education, early detection and early treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) can reduce the risk of amputation by as much as 75%. The annual medical costs for the management of diabetic foot disease in the U.S. is approximately $13 billion. Poor and compromised circulatory health is the leading cause of diabetic complications...

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