Type 2 Diabetes: All is Well With the Toenails

We all know that diabetes wreaks havoc on our bodies from our head to toe. Yet it is often our toes, the toenails in particular, that show the tale-tale sign of being a diabetic. Symptoms can include brittle, cracked, thickened, or discolored toenails. I am sure that doctors and diabetic counselors would be quick to tell you not to go barefoot and to take care

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Diabetes Health Type 1: Everyday Worries, Diabetes Style

It’s not the everyday worries that “normal” people stress about. Diabetes makes you worry about it every day, all day. My husband is quick to ask “Can you change what you’re worrying about?” and when I confirm that I can’t, he reminds me that there is no point in worrying. That might be true when you are worrying that your son is going to show

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Diabetic Dental Care

One of the many down sides of being a diabetic is that diabetes attacks your body in a multitude of ways. The loss of teeth caused by gingivitis and periodontal disease is just one more thing that we diabetics have to worry about. Fortunately, there is preventative maintenance that we can do prevent or at least delay what some say is inevitable.   Until recently I

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Diabetes Health Type 1: Diabetes: Finding Acceptance

I don’t have lots of cash, or a big house.  I work a ton of hours and don’t even have a lot of spare time, but there are some things that are just worth doing.  A little sacrifice of time can do wonders for perspective and even our own health.  I recently got to volunteer to help prepare a meal at the Ronald McDonald House

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Living with Type 1 Diabetes: Thats What D- Friends Are For

It’s funny how life puts you together with people that are dealing with the same health issues. Maybe there are just so many of us struggling with diabetes that it’s natural to find each other, or maybe we are in the right place at the right time. I manage a charity store where I meet all kinds of donors, customers, consignors, and volunteers. I’m surprised

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Is Red Wine Divine for Diabetes?

We’ve all heard that diabetics should stay away from alcohol. The reasoning is that alcohol breaks down into glucose which our bodies have a hard time metabolizing.   Yet most of us have heard about the benefits of eating blueberries and red grapes. So one day I started wondering if there were any benefits to drinking red wine. If eating blueberries and grapes are beneficial in

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