Posts Tagged: Diabetes

The Risk Factors of Diabetes

Somehow we blew right through 2014 and now we are on the tail end of it wondering where the year has gone. I love this time of year for many reasons—my birthday, my son’s birthday, the birth of Christ and spending time with family and friends. However, the months of November and December have great nutritional significance. November is recognized worldwide as Diabetes Month with November 14th being celebrated as Diabetes Day. Diabetes is an epidemic that affects millions of people ... Read more

Feet Complications related to Diabetes

Written by a Podiatrist friend, Dr. Armando Gonzalez Complications of diabetes are very real and if left untreated could lead to amputation of a toe, foot, leg or worst your life.   Diabetes when poorly managed will affect the feeling, as well as the blood flow, to your feet and legs. Decreased blood flow and loss of feeling influences the ability to heal a simple cut, scratch or minor infection.  Overall it will take longer to heal wounds of any kind. When you let ... Read more

Diabetes and children

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) reports that 1 in 400 American children have been diagnosed with diabetes.  Children are usually affected by Type 1 Diabetes, an autoimmune disease where the body is unable to make insulin.  However, pediatricians are now seeing an increase in the number of children affected by Type 2 Diabetes.  Unlike Type 1, Type 2 Diabetes is very closely connected to lifestyle and behaviors. The persons living with Diabetes fully appreciate the impact the disease has on their lives ... Read more

Diabetes and its related complications

Diabetes is sometimes viewed as a not-so-serious disease because the effects on the body are not readily seen.  Persons may say, ‘I have a little sugar’ or ‘The doctor said I have a touch of sugar.’  These conditions do not exist; a person either has diabetes, too much sugar in the blood, or may be pre-diabetic.  Being pre-diabetic means having higher than normal blood sugar levels but not high enough to be call diabetes.  Statements like those above let me know ... Read more