Save $20 Off of Your Order For a Limited Time!

That’s right, we have some major savings for you this holiday season. Right now until the end of December, you can take $20 off of any order of $150 or more. Just use the promo code “20off” at checkout. These savings won’t last long at the Diabetic Shoes HuB, so shop today and take advantage of this offer!

First Halloween with Diabetes

Here is a great video of a family who has a 9 year old that is experiencing her first Halloween as a diabetic. Take a look as you prepare for this upcoming trick-or-treat season with the kids.

Back to School as a Diabetic

It’s that time of year again. Temperatures are dropping, shopping needs to be done for new clothes and supplies. Children and parents alike are getting prepped to head back to school for the new academic year. As different as life gets with the new routine, parents of children with diabetes have an entirely different set of challenges to face. Here’s a great article about Heading Back to School with Diabetes with helpful tips. Below are just a few examples:

    • Take action. Notify the school right away that your child has diabetes. Share your child’s medical information and provide up-to-date emergency contact numbers.
    • Work with your child’s health care team to develop a “Diabetes Medical Management Plan.” This plan contains the medical orders for your child. It should be signed by the health care team and submitted to the school nurse at the start of each school year. An updated plan is needed if there are changes in your child’s diabetes care plan during the year. A sample plan is included in the NDEP School Guide.
    • Meet with the school nurse to go over your child’s school health care plans. The school nurse will use the medical orders to prepare your child’s routine and emergency diabetes care plans at school. You can find samples of these plans in the School Guide.
    • Provide the school with all supplies, medicines, and items needed to carry out your child’s health care and emergency plans. This includes blood sugar(glucose) testing items, supplies for taking insulin (IN-suh-lin) and urine and blood ketone testing, snacks, quick-acting glucose products, and a glucagon (GLOO-kuh-gon) kit.
    • Be an active member of the school health team. The School Guide includes action plans for all school personnel, and for you and your child to work together to manage diabetes care at school. Go over these checklists with your child so both of you can work as a team with school staff throughout the school year.

As we all get ready to get into our new routines for the school year, we want to say good luck and we hope for great grades!

Video: 7 Things You Can Do To Lose Weight Naturally

Summer is a great time to be active. If a more active and healthy lifestyle is your goal, but you don’t know where to start, take a look at the video below for 7 things you can do to lose weight naturally, and have a better chance of keeping the weight off.

Start Small, Just Make Sure You Start

If is tough sometimes to get going on a workout plan. There are many reasons why life can get in the way, but we shouldn’t allow that to be the case anymore. Start small, start with stretching. Check out this clip to help to guide you into better health.

 

Warmer Weather and Longer Sun Mean More Active Days

Check out this great video from YouTube about taking a short walk after eating, and what it can do for health.

 

New Things in Store

We have some new things coming that we’re excited about, and we think you will be too. The world is different than it was when we first started almost a decade ago, and it’s is changing even more rapidly each day with technology advancements. We want to take advantage of these tools to help and make your shopping experience easier, faster, and more friendly. Keep your eye out for the changes coming!

Valentine’s Day for a Diabetic

Aside from hearts and roses, what else comes to mind with Valentine’s day? That’s right, it’s chocolate. Do you have diabetes? That doesn’t mean that you still can’t enjoy all that Valentine’s day has to offer. There are great diabetic recipes like Angel Pecan Cupcakes, and Baked Vanilla Custard. Learn more about these and other great snack ideas at the link above. Most importantly, enjoy the day!

Thanksgiving Meals for Diabetics

Whether you or someone you know has diabetes, you understand the greater importance to eating right to help and control the disease. You never want to have someone missing out on the family fun. Thankfully, we’ve heard about people doing this a time or two.

Here’s a great article from Yahoo News about Cooking for a diabetic at Thanksgiving that has great tips and recipes for all parts of the meal including the appetizer, the main entree, and of course, dessert. Here is a short portion of the article:


Diabetic-Friendly Thanksgiving Appetizers

A diabetic should be snacking on a little something every few hours to keep blood sugar levels in check. It would not be wise to attempt to fast the whole day leading up to the big meal. This could result in your blood sugar dropping too low and leave you feeling lethargic and dizzy. Instead, aim to incorporate snacks with protein, whole grains, and heart-healthy fats every few hours.

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 Endocrinweb.com 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.