Diabetic Shoes Video Review: Propet Women’s Breeze

The Propet Women’s Breeze from the Diabetic Shoes HuB are another pair of comfortable sandals! Genuine leather upper, soft padded footbed and three adjustable straps across the instep make these comfortable sandals a great addition to any wardrobe. Available in multiple widths to fit a variety of foot types from the narrow to the wide!

Walking with Diabetes

Exercise is a benefit for any individual, but for those with diabetes, fast-slow may be even better. In an article on Web MD, “Periods of power walking mixed with strolling at a more leisurely pace may be a more effective way for people with diabetes to control their blood sugar levels, rather than walking at a constant speed, according to a small study.”

Check out the article here, and get outside and enjoy the warmer weather today.

Service Dog Saves Boy with Diabetes

If you haven’t seen this yet, you need to. USA Today ran a story on their website about a sleeping boy with Type 1 diabetes being saved by service dog. As the boy was in bed, the dog sensed low blood sugar and laid with him, which gave an alert to the parents. Read about the details on the site, you’ll be glad you did.

Common Questions with Diabetes

Diabetes is a growing epidemic not only in the United States, but in the world. There are 13 to 14 million people in the country living with the disease, and more being diagnosed every day. The best prevention is awareness. There are a couple of important points to remember: 1. Diabetes interferes with the body’s use of food for energy, and 2. While type 1 and type 2 diabetes are different disorders, they can cause the same complications. Read about these items and more in the article Frequently asked questions about diabetes from WebMD.

Exercise for Diabetics

It’s still early in 2016, and that means there is plenty of time to get on with a workout regimen. If you’re already on one and holding strong, then that’s awesome. Keep up the strong work! Take a look at the video below for some additional moves to change it up. If you’re looking for a great place to get started, here’s a great clip to generate some ideas. Go on, make the most of your health. We’re with you every step of the way!

Helping You to Make the Most of 2016

A new year brings the opportunity for new beginnings and new goals! Start 2016 with steps toward a healthier you by staying active, whether it’s taking brisk 15 minute walks during the day or going to the gym an extra day in the week. Small steps snowball into momentous change and we’re here to encourage you every step of the way!

11 Exercise Tips if You Have Diabetes

Here is a great article from WebMD called “11 Exercise Tips if You Have Diabetes” that we think will go perfectly well with this holiday season. In the gathering of friends and family, there is bound to be food all around and what a shame it would be to let it go to waste. An important part of taking in the holidays, is taking care of yourself. Here is an excerpt from article on the 11 tips below:

” 1. Make a list of fun activities. You have lots of options, and you don’t have to go to a gym. What sounds good? Think about something you’ve always wanted to try or something you enjoyed in the past. Sports, dancing, yoga, walking, and swimming are a few ideas. Anything that raises your heart rate counts.

2. Get your doctor’s OK. Let them know what you want to do. They can make sure you’re ready for it. They’ll also check to see if you need to change your meals, insulin, or diabetes medicines. Your doctor can also let you know if the time of day you exercise matters.”

The most important thing in all of this is commitment. So don’t forget what the true meaning of the holidays is, the spirit of giving. Give back to yourself by taking care of your health.