Diabetes

Diabetes and Duck Dynasty

By now, most of us are familiar with the rowdy, family-oriented and simply entertaining Robertson family featured in A&E’s reality television show, Duck Dynasty.  The show provides glimpses into a successful and close-knit family business built on long beards and famous duck calls and is downright fun to watch. Episodes are filled with the exciting adventures of …

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New Hyperbaric Medicine Center could help heal wounds caused by diabetes and other illnesses

If you are suffering from diabetes or poor circulation, you may have a wound that just won’t heal. The longer it takes for that wound to heal, the more at risk you are for developing infections, tissue injury or even limb loss. Scott & White now offers something called Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) at the …

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The “Sole” of Diabetic Foot Care: 3 Top Tips

If you have Type II diabetes, there’s a good chance you may develop problems with your feet. Many people with diabetes battle obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. As a result, they often develop: Poor circulation in their feet and legs Neuropathy, or the loss of sensation in their feet J. Marshall Devall, DPM, …

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Diabetic foot ulcers: Why they’re dangerous

What’s the number one reason people with diabetes are hospitalized? Diabetic foot ulcers—chronic open wounds on the bottom of the feet. They’re a common occurrence for people with Type II diabetes. And they’re difficult to treat and can become on ongoing, expensive, debilitating problem. J. Marshall Devall, DPM, Podiatrist at the Temple Santa Fe Center, discusses …

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Advice for Managing Diabetes During Holiday Festivities

The holidays always present us with a plethora of rich, hearty meals and parties that can lead to a stressful time for diabetics. Balancing food needs and choosing to eat healthy become an important daily health care decision. Today, diabetes affects nearly 1 in 10 Americans, while in the next 10 years experts predict 1 …

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Keeping diabetes in check

When I was expecting my first child, I embraced everything about being pregnant; especially the ability (and I thought inalienable right) to eat anything I pleased. And that’s exactly what I did.  The hospital where I was working at the time had one of the best coffee shops in the area. My favorite part of …

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