Diabetes Self-Management Blog
Jan Chait

Getting a Foot Up On Diabetes Care

“Check your feet.” How many times have we heard it? Many times, however, that’s all we’re told: Check your feet. What am I looking for? What do I do if I find it?!

Diane Fennell

Simple Steps Can Reduce Amputation Rate by Half

Foot complications that lead to amputation are among the most feared consequences of uncontrolled diabetes. But according to researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, shoe inserts, podiatry (foot treatment), regular foot checkups, and information can reduce the number of amputations due to diabetes by 50%…

Web Team

Limb Loss Awareness Month

April is Limb Loss Awareness Month, and to mark the occasion, the Amputee Coalition is lighting up Times Square with a Jumbotron message urging people to take action to avoid a preventable amputation…

Diane Fennell

Peripheral Arterial Disease Underrecognized in Women

Although PAD affects at least as many women as men, there is insufficient research looking at how the condition manifests, is diagnosed, and is treated in women, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association…

Eric Lagergren

Fine Feet

It’s been only about thirty minutes now (at least, as I’m writing this) since my annual appointment with my podiatrist. After fifteen quick minutes of discussion with the doc and then her examination, she told me everything is great and that she didn’t have any concerns…

Jan Chait

This Leg is Made for Walking. But When?

There has been entirely too much winter here this winter. How about by you? As I write this, we’re supposed to be getting more ice, followed by more snow. I had an appointment today, but the scheduler called early Monday afternoon to say they weren’t even going to open the office…

Jan Chait

Greetings From Rehab

Jan Chait

’Twas the Day Before Surgery and Jan Is Too Busy to Think of Anything That Rhymes

Jan Chait

Jan Obsesses, But Not About the Amputation. What Could It Be?

Jan Chait

Of Doctors, Feet, and Protocol

David Spero

Beyond Diet and Exercise

Eric Lagergren

Of Voice, Pills, and Podiatry

Eric Lagergren

Featuring My Feet and Foot Doctor Fear

Diane Fennell

Screening the Legs for a Serious Condition

Eric Lagergren

A Rather Pedestrian Topic

Tara Dairman

Foot Ulcer Treatment Linked to Death from Cancer

David Spero

Love Your Feet

Amy Campbell

Diabetes and Skin Care (Part 2)

Tara Dairman

If the Shoe Fits…

Jan Chait

Tales of Hyperglycemia, Procrastination, and a Full Moon

Tara Dairman

Article of the Week: Foot Care: Drugstore Do’s and Don’t’s

Tara Dairman

Taking Foot Temperature Helps Prevent Ulcers

Tara Dairman

Joslin Launches Free Online Diabetes Videos

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Recipes for Spring
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