Summer Safety Tips for Diabetics

Here’s an oldie but a goodie. There’s a great blog post here about summer safety tips for those with diabetes. There’s great tips and details on preventing dehydration, dressing appropriately, exercising smart, and much more. Here’s an excerpt:

“If you have diabetes, you’re at greater risk of heat exhaustion, which occurs when you’re exposed to high temperatures for a long period of time and don’t replace the fluids you lose. Your body produces more heat than it can release.

Symptoms of heat exhaustion include:

  • Cool, moist skin with goose bumps when in the heat
  • Heavy sweating
  • Dizziness”

To read more, check out the article on the Mayo Clinic website.

Vionic Shoes Men’s Contest Video Review

In today’s post, we want to feature a popular shoe called the Vionic Contest for men. They have a lightweight construction with a mesh upper and synthetic overlay while the fabric lined interior helps to wick away moisture. Padded collar combined with the lace closure create a secure fit. Check out the clip below:

Prediabetes – How to prevent prediabetes from becoming type 2 diabetes

This is a great article that we wanted to share with you from on prediabetes. It talks through symptoms, risk factors, and treatments to prevent the condition from worsening. Here is a short cut from the full article:

“Diabetes develops very gradually, so when you’re in the prediabetes stage—when your blood glucose level is higher than it should be—you may not have any symptoms at all. You may, however, notice that:

  • you’re hungrier than normal
  • you’re losing weight, despite eating more
  • you’re thirstier than normal
  • you have to go to the bathroom more frequently
  • you’re more tired than usual”

You can read the full prediabetes article here. First and foremost, if you begin to experience one or any of these symptoms, we recommend you see your doctor immediately.

Diabetic Shoes Video Review: Propet Women’s Breeze

The Propet Women’s Breeze from the Diabetic Shoes HuB are another pair of comfortable sandals! Genuine leather upper, soft padded footbed and three adjustable straps across the instep make these comfortable sandals a great addition to any wardrobe. Available in multiple widths to fit a variety of foot types from the narrow to the wide!

Walking with Diabetes

Exercise is a benefit for any individual, but for those with diabetes, fast-slow may be even better. In an article on Web MD, “Periods of power walking mixed with strolling at a more leisurely pace may be a more effective way for people with diabetes to control their blood sugar levels, rather than walking at a constant speed, according to a small study.”

Check out the article here, and get outside and enjoy the warmer weather today.

Service Dog Saves Boy with Diabetes

If you haven’t seen this yet, you need to. USA Today ran a story on their website about a sleeping boy with Type 1 diabetes being saved by service dog. As the boy was in bed, the dog sensed low blood sugar and laid with him, which gave an alert to the parents. Read about the details on the site, you’ll be glad you did.

Common Questions with Diabetes

Diabetes is a growing epidemic not only in the United States, but in the world. There are 13 to 14 million people in the country living with the disease, and more being diagnosed every day. The best prevention is awareness. There are a couple of important points to remember: 1. Diabetes interferes with the body’s use of food for energy, and 2. While type 1 and type 2 diabetes are different disorders, they can cause the same complications. Read about these items and more in the article Frequently asked questions about diabetes from WebMD.