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Low Carb For Diabetes

To celebrate World Diabetes Day, this is a guest post “Low Carb For Diabetes”, from an eminent Low Carb Diabetes Educator, Kelley Pounds RN. Kelley is a registered nurse, certified diabetes educator and certified insulin pump trainer that conducts a very successful diabetes education program in her community, specifically working with patients that have been unable to achieve their blood glucose and A1c goals with standard advice (Type 1 and Type 2). See below for details of her diabetes programs. Medical Disclaimer -Before embarking on any change in diet or activity, I highly recommend a physical exam and thorough healthcare screening with your primary healthcare provider. This article should not be construed as medical advice, nor should it be substituted for medical advice from your healthcare provider. By continuing to read this article, you assume all responsibilities and risks for instituting lifestyle management of your diabetes. Many with Diabetes are confused by the conflicting dietary advice they receive. And no wonder. The dietary advice given to those with diabetes has been extremely poor. For decades, people with diabetes have been told center their diet around car Continue reading >>

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  1. Gabby

    Epsom Salts

    I have always soaked my feet in warm water with epsom salts. I read today that we are NEVER to use epsom salts. Does anyone know why?

  2. gmm11

    Diabetes: Steps for Foot-Washing - Topic Overview
    Because you have diabetes, you need to wash your feet carefully each day. Post this list of proper foot-washing steps in your bathroom.
    Wash and dry your feet
    Use warm (not hot) water. Check the water temperature with your wrists, not your feet. You can soak your feet for about 10 minutes if you want to.
    Wash all areas of your feet, especially the underside of your toes and between them. Use a mild soap.
    Pat your feet dry. Don't rub the skin on your feet.
    Dry carefully between your toes. If the skin on your feet stays moist, bacteria or a fungus can grow, which can lead to infection.
    After washing
    Apply lanolin or other moisturizing skin cream to keep the skin on your feet soft and to prevent calluses and cracks. But do not put the cream between your toes.
    Clean underneath your toenails carefully. Do not use a sharp object to clean underneath your toenails. If you can't see well, have someone do this for you or have your foot specialist do it regularly.
    Trim and file your toenails straight across. Trimming them straight across instead of rounding them will help prevent ingrown toenails. Use a nail clipper, not scissors. Use an emery board to smooth the edges. Do not use a sharp-pointed file or stick to clean around the nail. If you can't see well or if your nails are thick, split, or yellowed, have them trimmed by your doctor or a foot specialist (podiatrist).
    Use a pumice stone to prevent calluses only if your doctor has shown you how to use it properly.
    Put on clean socks daily.
    Note:
    Do not use strong antiseptic soaps, chemicals (such as Epsom salt; iodine; or corn, callus, or wart removers), or perfumed skin lotions on your feet.
    Do not cut or pick at the skin (cuticles) around your toenails.
    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

  3. highlandcitygirl

    i too, did not realize that we should not be using epsom salts. thanks for the post!

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