Monthly Archives: November 2009

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    What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

    Posted on November 29, 2009 by in Featured

    In keeping with National Diabetes month, The Aging Suite will be discussing diabetic neuropathy this week. What is Diabetic Neuropathy? Diabetic Neuropathy can occur in all of the body’s organs, impacting the way in which individuals function safely in their homes. This impact can be due to issues such as sensation and vision loss as […]

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    Diabetic shoes

    Posted on November 29, 2009 by in Technology in the suite

    The feet are the area of the body most often affected by diabetic neuropathy.  Foot sores can lead to infections, so it’s important to wear comfortable shoes and socks that fit properly.   Diabetics need to buy shoes made from materials that can breathe such as leather, canvas, and suede.  These shoes can be purchased at […]

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    Diabetic Foot Care

    Posted on November 29, 2009 by in Tip of the Week

    Do you or your loved one have diabetes?  Check your feet daily.  Make sure to carefully and thoroughly dry your feet after your bath since infections can develop in those moist areas.

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    Diabetic Retinopathy

    Posted on November 22, 2009 by in Featured

    It’s estimated that 40 to 45 percent of Americans diagnosed with diabetes have some stage of Diabetic Retinopathy.  Diabetic Retinopathy is caused by damage to the retina.  It is the leading cause of blindness in adults in the US.  With Diabetic Retinopathy, blood vessels may leak or new blood vessels can grow on the surface of […]

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