Eating in with diabetes

Of course, if you don’t always have the money to eat out there are still some great options for meals at the house that won’t break your wallet. There are quite a few diabetic recipes listed on the MayoClinic.com website. The recipes are for delicious tasting foods no matter what your eating preferences are. The list includes all things from appetizers, to desserts, to soups and everything in between. Odds are that it may take you quite a while to get through this list so if you’re on a diabetic diet, this recipe list is definitely something to check out.

Eating Out with Diabetes

So you want to go out for a great night on the town with your significant other or maybe you just want to meet up with some friends at the new local restaurant in town that everyone is raving about. It’s no secret that people enjoy going out and having a good time. Most people think that diabetics are put on a strict diet and can’t enjoy the dining that the nightlife has to offer. Well those folks are dead wrong. With a few simple tips and a little bit of planning, the weekly dinners can become a regular thing again.

While eating out, diabetics should pay attention to their salt-intake. Here are a few simple tips to enjoy a meal without risking your health.

  • For appetizers, stay away from the fried foods, soups, and rolls. Instead go for the fresh fruit or vegtables.
  • If you’re getting a salad say no to the cheese get your dressing on the side, that way, you can control how much you use.
  • For the main dish, stay as plain as possible. I’m not talking about the flavor, I’m literally talking about the cooking process. Go for the fish (not fried of course) or the roasted meat. Get the steamed veggies instead of the mashed potatoes.
  • Always ask the server if the food can be prepared without MSG (monosodium glutamate).

These simple tips along with smaller portions and good judgment will always equate to a good time.

Aetrex Essence Mary Jane Shoes – Aetrex E360

The Aetrex Essence Comfort Mary Jane line of footwear is designed to meet the demands of both fashion and function. Here is a pair of shoes that are made of luxuriously soft full grain leather and incorporates linings made with moisture transferring polyester fabric for maximum comfort and breathability. The Aetrex Essence Mary Jane E360 diabetic shoes keep feet healthy, cool, and dry.

Aetrex Essence E360 Mary Jane

Aetrex Essence E360 Mary Jane

Isn’t it time for women’s casual shoes to feel as good as they look? Well now the Essence Collection from Aetrex incorporates many features to help prevent heel slippage, including soft padded collars, firm heel counters and a unique polyurethane outsole that flexes properly at the ball-of-foot. In addition, the shoes are made on Aetrex’s Essence last which is designed to hold the heel in place while providing a roomy toe area for maximum forefoot comfort.

November is Just Around the Corner

Can you believe we’re already halfway through October? This month (not to mention this year) have flown by so fast. It’s an exciting time with the Holidays and family fun on the horizon. But another thing to look forward to is American Diabetes Month. As I’ve mentioned before, American Diabetes Month is a month for us to get the word out and educate others about the disease. It also helps you to understand diabetes a little bit more which can make things more manageable. This article on the Preferred Care website helps to give some great information on diabetes. Preferred Care encourages people to work with their local doctors minimize the risks involved. The page also outlines the top ten myths about diabetes from the American Diabetes Association.

Aetrex Running Shoes – Aetrex X521 Lenex Shoe

As we’ve mentioned before on the Diabetic Shoes HuB website, a healthy lifestyle with is imperative to the health of a diabetic. Diabetics suffer from an increased rate of foot problems and the most common complication resulting in hospitalization. By wearing the correct Diabetic shoe during exercise, it is possible to avoid foot complications before they start. The Aetrex Diabetic Running Shoes have come to be a popular model with it’s stylish design and supportive fit. Wearing styles of these orthopedic shoes include cross trainers, runners and walkers. The Aetrex X521 shoes come from the Lenex line of orthopedic shoes and offer a combination of stability, control and cushioning not found in any other line of medical shoes.  To find out more, visit our website today and let us know if you have any questions.

Aetrex X903 Lenex Diabetic Walker

The Aetrex line of orthopedic shoes have come out with another dependable shoe with a state-of-the-art stylish design with maximum stability, control and cushioning. The Aetrex X903 Lenex Walker for Men combines the latest developments in pedorthics. These orthopedic shoes were engineered specifically for cross-trainers, runners, and even casual walkers. They provide equal distribution of pressure throughout the gait cycle while maintaining the highest standards in comfort, breathability, and overall support.

Aetrex X903 Lenex Shoe for Men

Aetrex X903 Lenex Shoe for Men

The Aetrex Lenex shoes are made from technologically advance leathers, polyurethanes and moisture transferring polyesters to keep the foot in a healthy cool environment. The Lenex line of shoes was engineered with a multi-density midsole features a Carboplast foot bridge for motion control and stability. The highly slip resistant Lenex outsole provides traction and durability.

Sit and Be Fit – A Diabetes Workout

If it’s a bit chilly outside or you’re experiencing a white snow scene, you still have a great workout option from the comfort of your own home. The program Sit and Be Fit is a program designed for anyone who prefers to workout while sitting down. Sit and Be Fit has been proven as a quality diabetes workout to improve circulation, increase muscular flexibility, and muscular tone. I strongly encourage you to try the program and see if it works for you. It is a great alternative to a walking workout.

Lynco L405 – Orthopedic Sports Insoles

Now here is an insole that was built for comfort, speed, and durability in any kind of environment. The Lynco L400 series of insoles are specifically engineered for weight redistribution in athletic, walking and comfort footwear. A popular member of the L400 series is the Lynco L400 Sports Orthotics which offers superior cushioning and shock absorption.

Lynco L405 Sports Orthotic Shoe Inserts

Lynco L405 Sports Orthotic Shoe Insert

So if you’re getting ready to begin a regular walking routine, these insoles are the answer to your needs. Oh by the way, did we mention you get free shipping on the Lynco L405 inserts?

ClubPed – Small Steps Leading to Big Rewards

I could go on forever about the benefits of adopting an exercise program (as you can probably tell from my previous posts) and the positive achievements your mind and body can attain. Just getting started is most often the hardest thing to do but taking a regular stroll around the neighborhood is a great change of scenery. To help you adopt a simple walking exercise program, the American Diabetes Association has ClubPed to help you get started in tracking your steps to a healthier lifestyle. Once you set your goal ClubPed can help you stay on target to achieving them. So go ahead and get started today, all it takes is a short walk!

The Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association

I cannot begin to stress the importance of a regular fitness routine and the benefits it can have on anyone’s health, regardless of diabetes diagnosis. It’s no secret that regular workouts can increase your energy while decreasing unhealthy weight. For diabetics there is an extra resource available to help you jump-start your workout routine called the Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association. The association exists in order to help individuals with diabetes achieve their goals and enhance their quality of life through physical fitness. Exercise and participation can lead to happier, healthier years and a more confident attitude. The Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association is truly great in assisting those that have been diagnosed to participate in a broad range of activities meant to boost physical, as well as mental health.

When Should You Seek Medical Advice Regarding Diabetes

If you haven’t been diagnosed with diabetes and have not yet met anyone that has, you should seek the attention of your healthcare provider as soon as possible if the slightest signs of diabetes symptoms occur. The time in discovering and diagnosing diabetes can be a vital point in the controlling of the disease. When you are making the call, be sure to tell your provider that you are concerned about diabetes so that proper measures may be taken ahead of time to measure you blood sugar level.

Biofreeze Newest Item on The Diabetic Shoes HuB

The Diabetic Shoes HuB has been able to establish a partnership with a formidable company that is widely known in the pain relief world. With our newly developed pain relief category, we are introducing Biofreeze. Biofreeze is a unique effective formula that comes in a variety of sizes and applications to easy all types of pain from muscular aches, to sore joints, to neck and back pain.

Biofreeze Pain Relief

Biofreeze Pain Relief

The pain relieving gel is also very popular for easing pain associated with diabetic neuropathy. The products is a topical analgesic that does not use waxes, oils, aloe or petroleum. These characteristics allow Biofreeze pain relieving gel to provide effective fast acting, penetrating, and long lasting pain relief. Keep coming back to see additions to the pain relief category.

Select Lynco Insoles Come with Free Shipping!

As we mentioned before in our last post on the Lynco L220 Insoles, many Lynco Shoe Inserts now ship for free! We have been able to work with our supplier and cut costs on these popular items. We then passed the savings on down to you because you are the most important asset to the Diabetic Shoes HuB. Take advantage of this free shipping offer on Lynco models such as the Lynco L200, the Lynco L600, and the Lynco L400 series of diabetic insoles. The design of the Lynco orthotic arch supports incorporates a semi rigid rubber core for stability and support, surrounded by two distinctive layers of cushioning foam for unparalleled comfort. They have a triple layer design for maximum support and comfort.