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Study Shows Therapeutic Footwear Can Help Prevent Foot Ulcers

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is caused by reduced blood flow to the extremities. High blood glucose levels damage blood vessels and affect the blood flow. Those with type 2 diabetes are at a higher risk for foot ulcers and lower limb amputations. They also account for 60 percent of the limb amputations, according to the American … Continue reading Study Shows Therapeutic Footwear Can Help Prevent Foot Ulcers

Actress S. Epatha Merkerson Brings Order to Her Diabetes

Award winning S. Epatha Merkerson, Television, film and stage actress, brings a new order to her diabetes management: Get to Your Goals Program, which encourages people with type 2 diabetes to know their A1C, set a goal and take action. 11 years ago Merkerson was at celebrity health event where good nutrition and exercise was … Continue reading Actress S. Epatha Merkerson Brings Order to Her Diabetes

Mediterranean Diet Again Linked to Lower Risk Of Diabetes

While experts have long said a Mediterranean diet is beneficial for both a healthy heart and healthy weight, a recent study affirms research suggesting that it may also lower the risk of developing diabetes. According to analysis of several different studies, those who eat a Mediterranean diet – one rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and … Continue reading Mediterranean Diet Again Linked to Lower Risk Of Diabetes

On “Alert Day,” ADA Offers Online Test for Type 2

Today is the American Diabetes Association’s 26th Annual Alert Day, when the association reaches out to inform Americans about the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. According to the ADA, more than 25 percent of Americans who have type 2 don’t know it. To alert them, the ADA is sponsoring a simple online test that … Continue reading On “Alert Day,” ADA Offers Online Test for Type 2