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How to Keep Cold Weather from Affecting Diabetes Management

How to Keep Cold Weather from Affecting Diabetes Management

A change in weather can do more than cause you to put on an extra layer of clothes. Across all types of diabetes, HbA1c levels tend to rise in the winter and fall during the summer. From less physical activity to seasonal treats, there are a dynamic group of factors...

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How to Prevent Cracked Heels

How to Prevent Cracked Heels

Cracked heels might seem like a small problem, but they can be painful. Those tiny cracks can also make room for a bacterial infection. To stay active, mobile, and pain-free, you’ll need to take care of those tender heels.   Why Do Heels Crack? Heels crack for a number of...

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How to Get More Out of Your Moisturizer

How to Get More Out of Your Moisturizer

Your skin can get dry for any number of reasons—dry climate, frequent bathing in hot water, harsh soaps, aging, and various medication conditions (including diabetes and limb loss). Dry skin quickly turns into uncomfortable, itchy skin that gets easily damaged. For individuals with limb loss, diabetes, and other medical conditions,...

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Diabetes and Limb Loss: How to Care for the Skin on Your Residual

Diabetes and Limb Loss: How to Care for the Skin on Your Residual

In previous posts,  we’ve discussed ways to prevent limb loss due to diabetic complications. Diabetes is responsible for over 60 percent of all non-traumatic lower-limb amputations, according to the Diabetes Council. Twenty-five percent of all diabetics will experience a foot ulcer at some point in their life, and a majority...

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6 Stress Management Tips for Better Skin and Blood Sugar

6 Stress Management Tips for Better Skin and Blood Sugar

Stress isn’t fun, but it's not all bad. This physiological response releases hormones that change how the body functions. It keeps you alive in survival situations and motivates you to do your best. However, the stress response was meant to last in short bursts. Chronic stress keeps the body in...

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