Step Out to Fight Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month, and the most important time for us to come together to fight to spread awareness. The best way to do that, is learn more, because learning can help how our family members, and friends who are diagnosed with diabetes are coping with everyday life. You can also Step Out, and walk to fight diabetes. Through the American Diabetes Association, there are walks going on all over the country. Find the nearest one to you, and sign up for your walk today!

Healthy Foods for Type 2 Diabetes

Here is a great video about some great food options for type 2 diabetes. These days, people are avoiding carbohydrates more and more because of the perception that they are a main cause of gaining weight. The truth is that we need carbs in our diet, in moderation of course.

Admit You’re Happy

Happiness is a state of mind, and it is an important part of life. Did you know that August is “Admit You’re Happy” month? We all have something that we can be happy and thankful for. This month, wake up each day and remind yourself what you’re happy about. With this, we can enjoy each day more and make the most of them.

Keep Up with Your Fitness Routines

How many of you have ever experienced frustration when you’re two or three weeks into your fitness routine because you don’t see the progress that you’d expect? It’s pretty safe to say that all of us have been there, but there was a recent study that came out that tells us why we shouldn’t ditch that workout just yet.

According to this article, exercise for type 2 diabetes patients may help with weight loss and blood sugar control, regardless of fitness gains. You can read more about the study and its details, but the main thing that we want to stress is to continue to see your routine through to the end, regardless of progress you may or may not be seeing.

Save 10% Off of Everything Site-wide – No Minimum

Did you know that from now until Father’s Day, June 21st, you can take 10% off of your entire order with no cart minimum? That’s right, take 10% off site-wide with no restrictions. Shop now and receive your order in time for Father’s Day! To take advantage of the savings, use the code “FD10” at checkout. Don’t wait, this offer won’t last long.

Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Day Weekend

The Memorial Day weekend is in full force right now, with plenty of things going on. While you’re traveling and enjoying the good company of family and friends, it’s important to stay safe during all of the festivities. Whether you’re grilling or enjoying a meal out, remember to make smart decisions for your health.

We talk a lot about doing the right thing to improve your health on this blog. But that’s not what this post is about. This post is about remembering what Memorial Day is all about. Sure, it’s the unofficial start to summer and all of the weekend events include parties and gatherings, but let’s remember what the weekend is all about; honoring those who have served this great country of ours. This day represents a day of remembrance for those men and women who have died in service of the United States of America. This Forbes article sums it up best and talks about what we can do to show our respect:

“Beyond that one moment at 3pm, how can we honor the true significance of Memorial Day? The Memorial Day Foundation, an organization formed to increase awareness and respect for Memorial Day, recommends a few gestures of respect:

Wear a Memorial Day Button from the first of May until Memorial Day.
Visit cemeteries and place flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.
Fly the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon. Memorial Day is a day of “National Mourning.”
Attend religious services of your choice.
Visit memorials.
Renew a pledge to aid the widows, and orphans of our fallen dead, and to aid the disabled veterans.

It’s also important that we impart the true meaning of this holiday to our children, so that they grow up understanding that Memorial Day is not about our own pleasure but about honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice.”

So from all of us here at the Diabetic Shoes HuB, thank you to the men, women, and their families for their sacrifice.

Cinco De Mayo for Diabetics

Another holiday is right around the corner. Cinco De Mayo is coming up on Tuesday, the fifth of may of course. An easy meal option for the family that night, is Mexican cuisine. You can do a taco bar, with a make-your-own taco and/or burrito. You can use black beans, brown rice, and vegan cheese. If you have the time, you can also grill up some chicken for flavor. You already get plenty of protein with the beans, so the chicken is a nice addition.

Enjoy yourself, and have a happy Cinco De Mayo!


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