There are numerous stories about advances in diabetes treatment, growing awareness of the number of people who are at risk for these conditions and how to limit the potential complications that can include heart problems, kidney disease and even blindness. Here are some recent stories that the team at DiabeticSock.com wanted to highlight for our customers as they look for a holistic plan to manage their condition.
States Expect Spike in Type-2 Diabetes Diagnoses
Mississippi is a state with a larger problem with obesity than Pennsylvania, but the ramifications of men and women carrying excess weight has the potential to become a national epidemic. Doctors in that state say that up to one in three adults there could be diagnosed with diabetes and suffer the chronic condition in the next 15 years. That would be nearly triple the current incidence rate.
Currently, about one in three people with obesity is diagnosed with type-2 diabetes and numerous studies have demonstrated a link between problems with weight control and increased insulin sensitivity. While those statistics are significant, they are also important for people who have already been diagnosed with the condition. Further issues with complications can be reduced with proper adherence to diet and exercise regimens. In families who are predisposed, helping a parent or relative maintain healthy habits can limit the potential for children to be diagnosed with diabetes later on. Continue Reading January News Roundup for Diabetic Socks Users →
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When patients are first diagnosed with insulin sensitivity, they can find a bevy of information online and advice from their doctor regarding the basics such as the complications of risks of heart disease and blindness, kidney damage. Further, the common treatments include medications that help promote pancreatic cell growth in addition to dietary and other lifestyle changes. With the advent of research on other systems in the body and related disorders, it is important to be aware of these rarer issues for people with type-2 diabetes or who were diagnosed as children.
Get Teeth Checked and Consistent Periodontal Care
There is mounting research that taking care of one’s teeth and gums play a key role in immune health and limiting the potential for complications from diabetes and other diseases that develop as people age. While there are some questions about the limits of the efficacy of periodontal interventions, the professional association of these medical professionals note that “intensive treatment” can still play a role in helping diabetic patients achieve their goals for glycemic control because, as Dr. Stuart J. Froum told DentistryIQ, “a number of population suggest … there is indeed a relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease.” More research may help understand how these links work. Continue Reading Understanding Lesser Known Problems for Diabetes Patients →
There are a number of physical concerns that can affect a diabetic’s quality of life. Though many may not realize it, one of the most worrisome areas of concern lies quite literally at a diabetic’s feet. For people suffering from this condition, the feet are often one of the most vulnerable areas on the body as it is susceptible to a number of painful lacerations and blisters. Thanks to neuropathy and the sensitive, weakened state of a diabetic’s feet, diabetic socks have become a vital tool in helping prevent dangerous, possibly infectious injuries.
While many people realize the potential peril that may lay at a diabetics feet, many feel the diabetic socks are little more than just another cost. On the contrary, diabetic socks offer a number of benefits that are vital to improving the quality of life for a diabetic. Below are just a few ways that diabetic socks can help people suffering from diabetes.