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  1. Diabetes: Choosing the Right Meter and Strips

      If you or a loved one is living with Diabetes, which is the body’s inability to control blood sugar or glucose, it is extremely important that you have the…

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  2. Diabetes: What is Type 1 and Type 2?

      One of the most important things you can do is take care of your health and your body. If you or someone you know has diabetes, it is also…

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  3. Four Products for the Best Diabetes Care

    Whether you have been living with diabetes for years or have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, it’s important to know where you can go to get quality diabetic products and…

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  4. 10 Easy and Unique Snack Foods to Bring into Spring!

    Being healthy and energized means following a regular mealtime routine, but sometimes you need a pick me up to get you through your day. Here are 10 simple and creative…

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  5. The Different Stages of Foot Ulcers

    Prompt wound care is essential in halting the progression of skin breakdown. Foot ulcers are also known as pressure ulcers or stasis ulcers, and are common for people living with Diabetes. When…

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  6. Quick Low Calorie Recipes for Everyone to Enjoy!

    Living with Diabetes and knowing recipes is a big part of staying ahead of your food choices when trying to change your lifestyle into one of low sugar, exercise, losing weight and feeling…

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  7. How Diet Affects Diabetes Type 2 and What Foods to Avoid

    For people living with type 2 diabetes, your insulin level is very sensitive to food choices. You may have been told to avoid eating too many starches, processed foods, or…

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  8. Compression Socks and Gloves May Benefit People Looking to Get Fit

    Which thoughts come into your head when you see a pair of compression socks on sale? Do you think that they’re just for people living with diabetes and pregnant women? If…

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  9. Medical Masks and Living With Diabetes

    Medical masks are no longer being worn by only doctors and nurses, but are being worn by regular members of the public, as well. There is a multitude of reasons…

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  10. 3 Reasons Why Walkers Are Especially Important for Elderly Diabetic Patients

    If your loved one seems determined not to ever use his or her new walker, there are some definite reasons to keep on motivating them to do so.  This is…

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  11. At Home Wound Care: Don’t Just Stick to Cartoon Solutions Especially if you are Living with Diabetes

    Unfortunately for many Americans, their wound care must go beyond character-clad Band-Aids and mom’s kisses. Maybe they’ve had surgery or are combating underlying illnesses that make them more susceptible to infections…

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  12. The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of Compression Socks

    Unlike traditional dress or sports socks, compression garments are intended to enhance blood circulation to the legs by applying graduated pressure (from the ankle upward) to the lower extremities.  …

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  13. Why You Should Be Using Nova Max Plus Blood Ketone Test Strips

              There are two different ways to test for ketones in your body – blood or urine. However, the blood test shows a more accurate representation of…

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  14. Preventing Infection as a Part of your Regular Diabetes Wound Care

    So you are living with diabetes, and now you have a wound on your foot. One recent study found that “foot ulcers affect one in ten people living with diabetes…

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  15. Compression Socks: Giving a Healthy Squeeze to More People Than Before

     At one time, compression socks were thought of as nothing more than special clothes people living with diabetes and senior citizens wore during the day. That misconception is slowly fading though…

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  16. The Importance of Blood Ketone Testing

    You may have heard that testing your ketone levels is important, especially if you are living with diabetes. However, the meaning of this can be confusing and many don’t even…

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  17. Keeping Temperature-Sensitive Diabetes Medications Safe

    I have Type-1 Diabetes – and have had it since 1986. I consider myself fortunate as I have been able to maintain good glycemic control over the years. Now, 30…

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