Managing Blood Sugar Protects Oral Health

10857136 S Teethwhite Smile Man DentalIf you have diabetes, make sure your dentist knows. Good oral hygiene is something everyone should strive for, but it’s especially important for diabetics. We all have plaque – that thin film of yuk (mostly bacteria) that builds up on our teeth. It’s the stuff the dentist scrapes off of the surface of your teeth and digs out from under your gums. Research has shown…

5 Mistakes that Put You at Risk for Diabetes

12125372 A Podiatrist Gives A Woman A Leg And Foot ReflexologyThere’s no escaping this fact: diabetes is on the rise in the U.S. and all over the world. A few stats: 3% of people in the U.S. – 29 million – have diabetes 4 million more Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes this year Each year, more than half of all lower-limb amputations in the S. are caused by diabetes Are you at risk? It…

What We Can Learn About Diabetes from Scottish Television

23709852 S Feet Podiatrist DoctorEarlier this fall, a series of ads ran on Scottish TV that made a lot of viewers angry. In each ad, a mother was shown giving her child a piece of chocolate or another sugary snack. The child then turned to the camera and delivered a warning that he will be more likely to get diabetes if he is overweight. Being overweight is, in fact,…

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month – Diabetes and Men

41664937 S Feet Toes HeelIt’s a pretty well known fact that men tend to avoid things like calling the doctor. But guys, we’re talking to you — if you think you’re at risk for diabetes, you really need to take action. Diabetes is one of those diseases that’s so fraught with complication that you can’t afford to ignore the symptoms. What is diabetes? Having diabetes means that your body…