Health Tips

5 Reasons to Walk for Your Health

Sep 19, 2013
Did you know that walking is one of the best activities you can do to improve your health? There are well over 100 health benefits associated with walking. Here are our top five.   1. Walking reduces blood pressure. Walking is an aerobic...

Who Can Benefit from Compression Stockings

Sep 17, 2013
Compression stockings aren’t just for those with diabetes or other conditions that can result in poor circulation. The primary function of compression stockings is to promote good blood flow. As a result of improved blood flow, people...

Types & Signs of Diabetes

Jun 01, 2013
To provide our bodies with energy, we need glucose. Our main source of glucose comes from starchy foods like bread, rice or potatoes, sugar and other sweet foods. Glucose levels in your blood rise after you have eaten these types of food...

Take Control of your Blood Pressure

May 02, 2013
Blood pressure is typically recorded as two numbers, written as a ratio. The top number is the "systolic" reading. It measures the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats or is contracting. This number is the higher of the two...

Foot Care and Diabetes

Apr 01, 2013
For most people small foot injuries like calluses or blisters are just minor aggravations. Your feet may feel sore but often times these minor problems will heal properly but for people with diabetes, these small wounds can grow into...

Help When You Decide to Quit!

Mar 01, 2013
When you smoke a cigarette, nicotine enters your body through your lungs and travels to your brain. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) works by substituting the source of nicotine to “replace” the nicotine you inhale when you smoke. For...