A quarter of people with diabetes will experience foot-related problems.
For many people currently living with diabetes, foot care is not a top priority. While it is easy to let issues like balancing blood sugar, monitoring insulin and trying to eat a nutritious diet take center stage, it is crucial for diabetics to place some focus on their feet.
According to the Joslin Diabetes Center, a quarter of people with diabetes will experience foot-related problems – including neuropathy, sores, blisters and wound infections. Neuropathy, which refers to nerve damage in the feet, is often the initial problem, explained Everyday Health. People with neuropathy are less able to detect pain or discomfort in their feet, which means they are more prone to physical injuries like burns and cuts. Even after receiving a diagnosis of neuropathy, there are many steps you can take to keep your feet healthy.
People should be mindful of their shoes, especially when hiking is involved.
Now that spring is in full force, families can take advantage of the longer days by spending as much time outside as possible. While there are many activities these groups can do together, one of the most popular is camping. According to the 2017 North American Camping Reports, compared to 2016 data, 13 million U.S. more households plan to camp in 2017.As people start planning these outings, it’s important to think about doing so safely.
Small burns can happen almost anywhere, anytime
Small burns can happen almost anywhere, anytime. Whether you’re making tea or curling your hair, one wrong move can leave you with a painful, pesky, first-degree injury. These wounds, while still important to attend to, can often be taken care of at home.
Wondering what foods you should fill your plate with as you continue on the path to recovery?
Eating foods that benefit your skin is critical while you are in the wound healing process. Your body needs the right nourishment and care so it can repair itself, grow stronger and return to total health.
Heading into the warm weather with a healing wound means being mindful when adventuring, playing and cleaning.
Spring is right around the corner, which means that longer, warmer days will soon be the norm. For many people, especially those stuck in freezing climates all winter, spring is all about getting outside, exploring, staying active and having fun. For others, spring is synonymous with spring cleaning, and the season is all about starting fresh.
No matter what category you fall into, the key to enjoying spring is keeping safety in mind. If you are heading into the warm weather with a healing wound, you need to be especially mindful when adventuring and cleaning.