Diabetic Socks – Revisited

Diabetic socks are specially made orthopedic socks that were made primarily to minimize the chance of developing a sore or a blister on the feet. Diabetics generally have problems with their feet because of the nerve damage that occurs. These orthopedic socks are made to control moisture and can reduce the risk of infection. Generally, the socks are made without seams to reduce blistering.

Some of the popular diabetic socks at the Diabetic Shoes HuB have been the:

These and more orthopedic socks are available so take a browse and order with confidence. If you have any comments or feedback on the site in general, feel free to comment here. Bear with us though, we are still in the final stages of getting the payment processing implemented. Check back for updates and we hope to see you soon!

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Scott’s Diabetes Journal

Here is a great blog of a diabetic named Scott Johnson who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1980. Scott’s Diabetes Journal is the perfect way for Scott to share his struggles, triumphs, and feelings towards and with diabetes. I personally enjoy Scott’s favorite quote in the title image of his blog. “Diabetes is like being expected to play the piano with one hand while juggling items with another hand, all while balancing with deftness and dexterity on a tightrope.” Check out the blog and follow Scott’s journey with diabetes.

Two New HuB Exclusives!!!

Two new shoes have been added to the list of best sellers at the Diabetic Shoes HuB.  The category constantly has new shoes added so be sure to check the site regularly. Also, more diabetic socks and accessories have been added. Namely, the popular Aetrex Copper Orthopedic Socks. These are popular, so grab a pair while they’re still hot!

Exercising

I cannot stress enough the importance of exercise to treat and prevent diabetes. Diabetics want to continue to strive to maintain their ideal body weight. Most people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are overweight. Further more, in most scientific studies, type 2 diabetes has improved with weight loss. If you have diabetes however, you should never begin a rigorous workout regimen without consulting a doctor.

Use this blog along with the many resources available on the net to find great diabetic recipes to maintain your diabetic diet. Proper diet and nutrition is the key to help control this disease. Most anyone can ‘eat’ themselves into being diabetic. Healthy eating with hearty exercise results in a happier lifestyle.

Diabetic Recipes

The site www.Diabetic-Recipes.com features over 800 recipes to enjoy while maintaining your diabetic diet. The site has many delicious options from meals for one to holiday get-togethers.

Since Summer is just around the corner, one good page to see is the Fourth of July Picnic Menu. The page contains recipes for potato salad, vegetable salad, grilled chicken, and much more for the day out in the sun. Check out the site and prepare a delectable, hear-healthy meal today knowing that you can keep your diabetes in check.

Foot Care for Diabetics

Diabetics may be more prone to foot problems due to the diabetic nerve damage in the lower limbs, but that doesn’t mean that diabetics will definitely have foot problems. Here are some helpful tips to keep your diabetic feet healthy:

  • Wash your feet every day. Dry them carefully, especially between the toes
  • Take the time to carefully trim your toenails on a regular basis
  • Keep your skin soft and smooth. Rub a thin coat of skin lotion over the tops and bottoms of your feet, but not between your toes
  • Be conscious about your feet and report any sores, discomfort, or infections to your doctor
  • Protect your feet from hot and cold. Wear diabetic shoes at the beach or on hot pavement. Don’t put your feet into hot water. Test water before putting your feet in it just as you would before bathing a baby. Never use hot water bottles, heating pads, or electric blankets. You can burn your feet without realizing it
  • Wear proper fitting diabetic shoes
  • Wear proper fitting diabetic socks
  • Be more active. Plan your physical activity program with your health team
  • Take care of your diabetes. Work with your health care team to keep your blood glucose in your target range
  • Begin taking good care of your feet today. Set a time every day to check your feet and get the process started now

Your healthcare provider is the best source of information for questions and concerns related to your diabetes and foot care. Your doctor or nurse should check your feet periodically when you go in for a visit. If you are having any problems, such as loss of feeling, sores or ingrown toenails, tell your healthcare physician right away. If little sores aren’t taken care of, they can get worse and turn into ulcers (serious, deep sores). If these ulcers become infected, you may have to go to the hospital or, in very serious cases, have a foot amputated (removed). Take these small steps and begin to increase your quality of life today!

Type 2 Diabetes in Asian Americans

The number of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is growing in the Asian population. For example, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes is 2 to 3 times higher among Japanese Americans living in Seattle compared with non-Latino whites. The prevalence is 2.5 times higher among Native Hawaiians compared to white residents of Hawaii.

This is due to the food choices of some Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, which have changed due to their migration to the United States and to modern times. Instead of their traditional plant- and fish-based diets, they are choosing foods with more animal protein, animal fats, and processed carbohydrates. (In addition, they have become less physically active. As a result, their chances of developing diabetes have increased.)  It is important for Asians to maintain an active lifestyle while adapting to the fast-food way of life in the United States.