Thursday, November 23, 2017

Reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is often preceded by prediabetes. Prediabetes occurs when your blood glucose levels are higher than normal but they are still too low to be flagged as full-blown diabetes. By knowing what symptoms come with prediabetes indicators, you can make lifestyle changes to significantly reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

seniors resting after a game of tennis

Friday, November 17, 2017

Diabetes and foot care: treating Charcot foot

Charcot foot, pronounced “shar-kō,” is a condition where your foot becomes red, then swells, and turns painful. It is not exclusive to diabetic patients, but its effects can be worse if you have the metabolic disease. That’s why, when you have common diabetic symptoms such as loss of sensation and numbness, it’s crucial to check your feet daily to lower the risk of complications, such as Charcot foot.

woman examining her foot

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Freedom starts with ankle replacement surgery

Until recently, ankle replacements were not that common. However, active people want to stay active, and with advancements in technology, total ankle replacement, also called total ankle arthroplasty (TAA), has become more common.

total ankle replacement woman holding ankle

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Diabetic? Put your best foot forward with our six tips for wound care

A medical wound is an injury that affects living tissue. It is usually caused by a cut or blister that breaks the skin open.
The body is uniquely designed to deal with and heal wounds. However, sometimes the body needs help. During wound healing, the affected area becomes surrounded with dead tissue. This necrotic tissue does not carry blood to the wound and is extremely harmful to the body’s ability to recover and develop new skin.

Nurse examining patient's leg

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Everyone needs a flu shot—and, why now is the right time

Two types of people inhabit the world: Those who use bookmarks when reading a book and those who prefer to dog-ear their stopping place. Those who keep their inbox at zero unread emails and those who don’t mind having 36,932 messages. Those who get flu shots every single year and those who don’t.

How you choose to handle emails and books won't affect your health, but flu shots can make a difference. If you fall in the group who doesn't get flu shots, here are a few reasons to convince you
to switch sides and get one.

Three generations of women