Foot Care Q&A: Part 1

People with diabetes often have questions about how best to care for their feet and what to do when problems occur. To help answer these questions, Diabetes Self-Management interviewed several foot-care experts…

Your Annual Comprehensive Foot Exam

Through early identification, diagnosis, and treatment of potential problems, the vast majority of foot-related diabetes complications can be avoided…

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Taking Diabetes to Heart

When you have diabetes, it is uncontrolled blood glucose levels that place you at the highest risk for heart disease…

The Pressure Is On

High blood pressure is very serious. But paying attention to it now can save you a lot of grief down the road…

In fact, high blood pressure is very serious. But paying attention to it now can save you a lot of grief down the road…

Diabetic Leg Pain and Peripheral Arterial Disease

Cramping, pain, or legs that hurt when walking or climbing stairs – learn to read the signs and symptoms of diabetic leg pain that may point to peripheral arterial disease (PAD)…

Choosing Dental Care

For years you’ve visited the same dental office for your regular cleanings and the occasional cavity. You’ve had few complaints about your care, but recently you’ve moved. You know that finding a good dental team is important, so how do you begin the search? What do you look for in a dentist and dental hygienist?

How to Choose Footwear

Ask 10 people what they look for in a pair of shoes, and you may well get 10 different answers. But ask 10 podiatrists what they recommend in shoes for people with diabetes, and you’ll probably get about the same answer 10 times…

Therapeutic Massage

As more and more Americans incorporate alternative therapies into their program of health care, people with diabetes, too, are looking to the usefulness of different therapies to complement their lifestyle measures and medical care. One such alternative therapy is massage…

Preventing Stroke

Having a stroke can have devastating consequences. Unfortunately, having diabetes raises the risk of having a stroke. But, by identifying and addressing risk factors, you can lower your risk…

Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

uch of the effort you put into your daily diabetes care is aimed at preventing the chronic or long-term complications that can occur with diabetes. Over time, less than optimally controlled blood glucose and blood pressure levels can cause damage to blood vessels, nerves, and organs in the body, including the eyes