The Diabetic Shoes Hub

The Diabetic Shoes Hub is very close to being completed.  Visit the site and see what you think.  Come back here and leave a comment on any post with some feedback you may have.  The Hub was created to offer you quality diabetic shoes at competitive prices.

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Why Diabetic Socks

People diagnosed with diabetes have many troubles with their feet.  The loss of feeling and senses make it hard to tell whether or not a blister or sore has developed. If sores go untreated, they can later become ulcers. The complications only get worse from there.

Diabetic socks are seamless and are designed to reduce irritation. Protection against irritation is important and can prevent sores and blisters from forming. The idea behind diabetic socks is to increase the health of your legs and feet.

Top Warning Signs of Diabetes

A very helpful article posted on About.com talks about the Top Warning Signs of Diabetes. Early detection of diabetes can assist with treatment and boost your physical health as well as your mental well-being. Diabetes symptoms and diagnosis generally go unnoticed because the signs seem so harmless and simple.

According to the About.com website, if you begin to experience any of the following symptoms, consult your doctor immediately:

  • Frequent trips to the bathroom
  • Unquenchable thirst
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Weakness and fatique
  • Tingling or numbness in your limbs

What Exactly is Diabetes

For those of you who don’t know exactly what diabetes is or how it begins, Diabetes is a disease in which the level of sugar in the blood is abnormally high. The reason for the high blood glucose (sugar) levels is that the body is not able to properly control the amount of sugar in the blood. Persons diagnosed with diabetes cannot produce or effectively use insulin to regulate their glucose levels.

Diabetes begins in the pancreas, but can lead to kidney failure, nerve damage in the feet, eyes, and heart, and cause great disabilities. But proper  treatment can lead to a healthier lifestyle and an higher quality of life. If you or a loved one is affected by diabetes, please feel free to contribute to this blog. Share your thoughts, ideas, feelings, and especially experiences. Together, we can conquer diabetes.

The Diabetes-Blog.org Blog

Check the blogroll. I just added a pretty cool blog called the diabetes blog. It is a very informative blog dedicated to those who have been diagnosed with diabetes, the families of those who have been diagnosed with diabetes, and those who treat diabetic patients. There is a lot of good information for increased diabetic awareness.

The Diabetic Food Critic

Now here is an interesting website about diabetic foods. I stumbled across the Diabetic Food Critic which is a blog type of site where diabetics tell other diabetics if certain foods taste good. It features the latest posts on the recently reviewed food items and even a rating system. If you are a diabetic looking for interesting foods to try or want to put your input in on some foods, visit the Diabetic Food Critic and let your word be known.

Why Diabetic Shoes?

Why do diabetics have special shoes? People always ask me this question and the answer is simple: because the foot is especially affected by diabetes affecting nerve damage and circulation. Because of this nerve damage, the foot can be damaged with sores, blisters, and even foot ulcers and you may not even know it. What makes this process even more troublesome is the fact that the foot cannot heal so easily because of the lack of circulation.

Diabetic shoes remedy the problems because diabetic shoes are designed for a soft, comfy, snug fit. Diabetes shoes also protect your feet from dirt, debris, and the elements so you can be sure that you are protected. According to FootPhysicians.com, diabetic shoes are made of special protective inserts and soft shoe materials to decrease the chance of foot sores (ulcers) which can be caused by friction and pressure.