November is Declared National Diabetes Month

Earlier today, Obama declares November National Diabetes Month. It is an important time for increased awareness of the disease.Ā  Diabetes is now at odds with the (misguided) link between diabetes and sugary treats. The news comes from the National Journal, which reads:

“Although the idea that eating too much sugar can directly cause diabetes is a myth, the association between sweets and the disease affecting more than 25 million Americans is fixed in cultural humor. Specifically, the connection between sugary treats and Type 2 diabetes, which can be triggered in part by lifestyle factors, such as being overweight as a result of a poor diet.”

It goes on to read: “Gorging on candy one day out of the year will boost your insulin levels temporarily, giving you a surge of energy for about two hours. By no means will it cause diabetes. But a regular diet high in calories from any source of food contributes to weight gain, one of the biggest risk factors for Type 2 diabetes. This connection is usually why many people mistakenly think getting hopped up on sugar too much, too often could lead to developing diabetes. But there is one shred of truth there. Research has shown that there is a link between drinking sugary drinks, such as soda, fruit punch, and sweetened teas, and Type 2 diabetes.”

To read more about this recent announcement, view the National Journal article.

American Diabetes Month at the Diabetic Shoes HuB

Every November is American Diabetes Month where we join together and strengthen our cause to increase awareness and end diabetes. So whether you are looking for a pair of sandals, you can find them at, you can also find slippers at, or if you’re looking for wide shoes or orthopedic footwear accessories, do your shopping at the Diabetic Shoes HuB and join the fight to stop the disease. This year, the Diabetic Shoes HuB will donate $10 from every order over $99 to the American Diabetes Association during the month of November. We are continuing our commitment and need your help to fund diabetes research, increase awareness, and ultimately stop diabetes! Shop today and join the fight.

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American Diabetes Month at the Diabetic Shoes HuB

Free A1c Tests for American Diabetes Month

Right now until November 25th, MinuteClinic is offering free A1c tests at locations throughout the country for American Diabetes Month. A1c tests are used to test average blood sugar levels and diagnose type 1 and type 2 diabetes. No appointments are necessary, so find the nearest MinuteClinic near you and take advantage of this great offer. Certain restrictions may apply so visit the MinuteClinic website for details.

Donation to Diabetes Research for American Diabetes Month

That’s right, we’d like to help spread diabetes awareness and one of the ways we’re doing that is contributing to the research fund. During the month of November, the Diabetic Shoes HuB is going to donate $10 for every order over $99 placed on the Diabetic Shoes HuB website. We’re going to be giving money to the American Diabetes Association to learn more about the disease to prevent further spread in the future. So throughout the month of November, use the Diabetic Shoes HuB as your one stop-shop for your orthopedic footwear needs and join the fight to Stop Diabetes.

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Join the Fight to Stop Diabetes

Special Message from Bret Michaels for American Diabetes Month

November is officially here and it is American Diabetes Month. We now want to highlight some text from a special message from Bret Michaels in the latest American Diabetes Association message.

“Diabetes is one serious disease. Millions of Americans and their families are affected by diabetes every day. We can’t just sit around and let this disease take over our lives. We need to stand up to Stop DiabetesĀ®.”

The goal of the American Diabetes Association during this pivotal month is to grow awareness of the horrible disease through social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools. To learn you can get involved, visit the American Diabetes Association website.

How will you join the fight to stop diabetes during American Diabetes Month?

November is American Diabetes Month

November is just around the corner and you know what that means, it is American Diabetes Month. A time when we remind those who may have forgotten that we must work together to increase diabetes awareness to defeat the disease once and for all. Let’s all join the fight together to remind the world why it should care about diabetes. We have some things in store to honor the cause so keep an eye out on the site. We’ll let you know shortly. In the meantime, let’s focus on October. We’ll be featuring some popular men’s and women’s diabetic boots soon from the group that brings you a wide variety of orthopedic shoes as well as some news and resources on Breast Cancer Awareness. Thank you for your help and support everyone!

Great Start to American Diabetes Month

We want to thank you from the Diabetic Shoes HuB for a great start to the month of November. This year for American Diabetes Month, we are going to donate 5 percent of all sales to fund diabetes research in an effort to stop the life threatening disease. The more that is known about diabetes, the easier it is to treat it.

In the meantime, we can all continue to work together to increase diabetes awareness. Awareness is the first step to prevention. Other things to do for yourself are getting on the right track to the right diet, getting enough sleep, and of course, exercising. Remember; workouts do not have to be rigorous and can as simple as a walk after dinner.