Having dogs is a blessing for me

Man, I was so freaking tired last night and going out on a stroll through the neighborhood was the last thing I wanted to do. I had a long day at work with tons of initiatives going on, and then I was thinking about things to take care of for the HuB, but as soon as I walked through that door, my best friends came up and greeted me. Of course, being the owner of an orthopedic shoe site and also maintaining this blog, I understand the importance of making sure dogs get daily exercise to avoid diabetes in canines, and that is the last thing I want my pups to deal with. Needless to say, I ended up taking them out for a walk and it was great, my pups make me so happy and my concern for their health actually helps to keep me healthy.

Follow the HuB on Twitter

Well, you’re actually really going to be following me so while I’ll be laying out the happenings, deals, and events that are going on at the Diabetic Shoes HuB, I will also be rambling about Kung Fu, work, and anything else I’m up to. We have product updates coming live so be sure to check back regularly and click on the following link @douglaskwong to follow me on twitter. Twitter is a great tool that let’s others know what you are up to throughout the day. The social networking site also allows users access to a great news platform and is perfect for us to utilize in new product launches and additions. If you’re not already on twitter, sign up for a free account and check it out today.

Diabetes and Your Diet

It’s no secret that your diet has a direct effect on the chances of you becoming a diabetic and even though I laid out a vegan diet consideration, I know that there are some people who just don’t think they can move down that route. For those of you that need to alter your diet for the better but aren’t willing to go vegan, there are other tips available to take steps towards the betterment of your health. For one, limit the amount of red meat and dairy in your diet, especially cheeses. Regardless of your weight, studies show that those who consume large amounts of these two types of foods are up to 4 times more likely to develop diabetes.

Although this may seem like common sense, increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables you consume can have a significant decrease in the likelihood of becoming diabetic. Start your day off with at least a piece of fruit every morning and stay away from those sugary juice drinks and cinnamon rolls.

Aetrex Lenex Walker X821 for Men and Women

Aetrex Worldwide has had much success in creating a great walking shoe that combines the latest developments in pedorthics with state-of-the-art shoe design. The Aetrex Lenex line constantly creates high performance athletic walking shoes for those suffering for orthopedic foot problems. I know we have written a lot about the Lenex line lately, but you guys love it, these keep flying off of the shelves and for good reason too. The Aetrex Lenex Walker X821 for men has a biomechanically engineered, multi-density midsole for motion control and stability. And ladies, if you’re looking for a shoe with a wide toe box for forefoot comfort, look no further than the Aetrex Women’s X821 Walker. The X821, along with the other great shoes in the Atrex Lenex line, allow any user to easily customize the fit and comfort of these diabetic walking shoes.

Have you ever considered a vegan diet?

I know it may seem completely insane to some, but to others, any other diet besides a vegan one is hardly an option. Vegan diets are great and very healthy. It is quite possibly the healthiest diet you can be on besides a raw diet. I actually went vegan myself for close to a couple of years and believe me, it’s different. I grew up with a circle of friends that loved pizza and wings while watching a football game, a circle of friends that ate steak and potatoes at least once a week. Heck, Italian food was my favorite, and how vegan can you really be with all of that cheese? But when I was vegan I had so much energy and I needed a lot less sleep to get through the day with a functioning mind. Sadly, I am off of it but I rarely go a day without having a vegan meal and when I am not feeling so hot or illness tends to set in, I go strictly vegan and I’m back up and running in no time. If you haven’t tried the vegan diet, I would just give it a shot to see if you feel any better. Make a commitment to yourself to try it for two weeks, I’ll guarantee your body will thank you.

Featured Diabetic Shoes – Aetrex X903 and Aetrex X801

Talk about shoes that have been flying off of the shelf. The ever-so-popular Aetrex orthopedic shoe line never disappoints and these items are no exception. The Aetrex Walker X801 for men as well as the Aetrex Walker X801 for women both come in a stylish black color that mixes form with function, or style with stability. Many users have said that these shoes have a great style and unmatched comfort features.

Along with the Aetrex X801, the men’s Aetrex Walker X903 and the women’s Aetrex Walker X903 offer supreme support with heavy dose of fashion. These shoes form the Lenex line have a triple hook and loop closure for a truly customizable and comfortable fit. If you’re one to need a blend of both worlds (and honestly, who isn’t) then look no further than these Aetrex Lenex shoes.

Aetrex X923 Triple Hook-and-Loop Closure

The Aetrex X923 Orthopedic Shoes for both men and women are a unique shoe for those with diabetes related foot problems because they feature a triple hook-and-loop closure for a truly customized fit. The Aetrex Lenex X923 for Men and Aetrex Lenex X923 for Women are the perfect get-and-go shoes with their effortless system which saves time taking with them off and putting them on. The Lenex X923 shoes keep the foot in a healthy cool environment with their technologically advanced leathers, polyurethanes and moisture transferring polyesters. Like all Aetrex Performance Footwear, the Lenex line provides an equal distribution of pressure throughout the gait cycle while maintaining the highest standards in comfort, breathability, and support for each wearer.