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)…

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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…

Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Program

In an effort to prevent foot ulcers in people with diabetes who are at risk, Medicare will help pay for therapeutic shoes. For those who qualify, Medicare will pay 80% of the allowed amount for one pair of shoes and up to three pairs of molded innersoles per year. (The allowed amount varies depending on the kind of footwear you need.) Most secondary insurers will help pay the other 20%.

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

Protecting Your Kidneys

Diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease) is the leading cause of kidney failure in the United States. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the outlook for protecting your kidneys has gotten much brighter over the past decade or so…

Avoiding Complications

Most people who are diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes are told at some point about the long-term damage diabetes can do, such as causing heart attack and stroke, blindness, kidney disease, and limb amputations. Unfortunately, too few are also told…