Diabetic Winter Tips

Leave the House Prepared Depending on the severity of the climate in your area of residence, many different precautions can be taken to ensure you are leaving the house properly prepared. If you engage in winter sports remember to wear sunscreen, the snow reflects much of the sun’s UV rays. Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean you can’t get sunburned! Wear gloves and warm socks. Diabetic socks are sold for comfort and protection with high quality fabric and extra cushioning. Make sure your feet are protected from cracking skin by moisturizing and staying hydrated. If you notice any cuts...

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Dealing With Cold and Flu Season With Diabetes

Flu season is here and with it comes the dreary prospect of bed bound days and tissue-ridden floors. With vaccination and good hand washing technique, there are ways to reduce the risk of falling prey to colds or flus. However, should you find yourself developing something regardless, what precautions should you take? As a diabetic, you are more at risk for dangerous complications than people without diabetes, and should be more careful when dealing with any illness. Some complications that diabetics are at risk for include: Pneumonia The flu can lead to chest infections that could potentially develop into more...

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Some Healthy Exercises to Relieve Stress

Living with diabetes can have its ups and downs, and that is perfectly normal! It is important how we cope with stress when our lives become particularly hectic, and develop healthy mechanisms for stress relief. This is especially important for those living with diabetes, because stress eating is not exactly conducive to maintaining the lifestyle our doctors recommend. Taking up a sport or an active hobby is heavily encouraged. Some examples of creative ways to pack in exercise are dancing, ice skating, bicycling, or kayaking. Here are some small things you can do for yourself that are minimally invasive to...

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