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Traveling Safely with Neuropathy

March 8, 2019

Are you planning a weekend getaway, traveling for business, or going to visit family for a special event? Whether you travel often or once in a blue moon, it’s essential to keep your health in mind. So that means when packing, don’t forget to take your Siren Diabetic Socks with you!

Changing Your Routine

On a daily basis, there are so many routines that make our lives familiar, from making a cup of coffee or tea in the morning to switching off a lamp at night. Your daily routine is so habitual that you don’t even notice it’s there! Then all of a sudden, you’re in a hotel room or your brother-in-law’s house. You accidentally bump your elbow on the shower door (how did that get there?) and can’t seem to remember where you left your jacket.

Don’t let the change of surroundings knock you off balance! As a person managing diabetes, you understand what it takes to maintain good health. The same way you rely on your supplies and medications, you can rely on Siren Diabetic Socks to support you in keeping up your care routine.

Temperature Monitoring

Many factors influence the temperature of your feet. Think about the changes you make when you travel -- eating habits, level of activity, level of stress. Of course, those are all things that affect your well-being and the well-being of your feet!


Even though the goal of travel is often to relieve stress, somehow stress is a common side effect when you go on vacation. Here are ways to avoid increased stress. Not surprisingly, they include taking care of your body and packing smart.

So as your activity patterns change during travel, you want your Siren Socks to continue tracking your status. Think of them as a token of consistency to anchor you when you’re in a new environment and plans may be up in the air. 

Tell us in the comments what is your next travel destination. If interested you can also read Can I Drink Alcohol If I Have Diabetic Neuropathy? or The Best Shoes for Diabetic Neuropathy.



Is Diabetic Neuropathy Linked to Back Pain?

January 30, 2019

If you have diabetic neuropathy and experience back pain, you might wonder if the two are linked.

In fact, it's possible the two symptoms have common causes. While back pain can point to a number of different conditions, neuropathy could be one of them.

Neuropathy is caused by damage to your nerves. Since your spine is a major center of the nervous system, spinal nerve damage might be a cause for your back pain.

So, what causes nerve damage? Actually, there are more than 100 potential causes of neuropathy, diabetes being just one of them. Other causes include autoimmune disease, substance abuse, and injury.

Click here for more information about the relationship between neuropathy and back pain.


If you're interested in reading more, check out Diabetes Health: Why Do My Feet Feel Numb?




Prevention of Foot Ulcers: What Can I Do?

January 22, 2019

The thought of developing foot ulcers might raise the question in your mind: what can I do to prevent that from happening? First of all, the fact that you are reading about prevention means you’re already on the right track. Here are some key ideas to keep in mind as you tend to your foot health.

TLC for your feet

Don’t we all like a little attention now and again? Well, our feet are no different! Checking every day for cracks, callouses, and any signs of wear and tear will ensure an ulcer gets treated as soon as possible. Try using a mirror to make sure your check is thorough.

Also, applying lotion daily will help keep the dry areas of your foot healthy. Here are some recommendations for a daily foot care routine.

Focus on Hygiene

Never underestimate the power of good hygiene! To help prevent foot ulcers from developing, wash your feet every day with soap and warm water. Also, keep your feet dry (except when washing them, of course) 😉 .

Make sure to maintain trimmed toe nails and frequently switch out your socks for a fresh pair.

Give your feet a rest

Since staying off your feet reduces pressure, it can also lessen any pain you might be experiencing. Of course, exercise is essential to improving your health. All the same, there is a time and place for everything. Taking a break can prevent existing ulcers from expanding and developing infection, too. So, give your feet a rest!

In addition, wearing comfortable shoes that fit really well can do a lot toward keeping your feet happy.

Talk to your doctor

Alerting your doctor early is an important step in the prevention of foot ulcers. If you see signs of an injury, don’t hesitate to make an appointment.

A medical professional might recommend you wear particular shoes, inserts, casts, braces, or compression wraps to protect your feet. Also, he or she may prescribe medication that will help fight off infection if necessary.