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Is Diabetic Neuropathy Linked to Back Pain?

By Jessica Streitfeld | January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 […]

Prevention of Foot Ulcers: What Can I Do?

By Jessica Streitfeld | January 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 […]

Siren Diabetic Socks – User Stories: Kathy

By Kate Helete | January 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Today, we’re excited to introduce Kathy, one of the early users of Siren Diabetic Socks. We are so excited to share Kathy’s story with you today, along with her experiences with Siren Diabetic Socks. Kathy has been an amazing part of the Siren community, and we are so grateful for her support! Facts About Kathy […]

The Truth About Diabetic Foot Numbness

By Kate Helete | January 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you have diabetes, you may have heard about foot problems that might come up. One of those is diabetic foot numbness. The truth is, diabetic foot numbness is due to nerve damage, which is also called diabetic neuropathy. What causes diabetic foot numbness? Diabetes can cause long-term problems in your hands and feet, especially […]

Could You Benefit from Siren Diabetic Socks?

By Kate Helete | January 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Are Siren Diabetic Socks for you? This is one of the questions we get quite frequently. Siren Diabetic Socks are designed to help people with diabetes and neuropathy prevent foot ulcers and amputations. If you have diabetes and neuropathy, or neuropathy from other causes, you should be wearing our socks. Read on to see how […]

Why Are People with Diabetes at Risk for Foot Ulcers?

By Kate Helete | January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you have diabetes, you’ve surely heard of how important it is to avoid foot ulcers. These pesky wounds can wreak a lot of havoc if they aren’t treated properly. Unfortunately, the many side effects of diabetes make foot ulcers a very common complication. The good news is, knowing what to look for will give […]

5 New Year’s Resolutions for People with Diabetes

By Kate Helete | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

New Year’s is a perfect time to reflect on the year past and the year ahead. The beginning of the year is a natural time to start new habits and set goals for the year to come. If you have diabetes, here are some ideas to focus on when making your New Year’s resolutions for […]

Siren Holiday Gift Guide for People with Diabetes 2018

By Kate Helete | December 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s that time of the year! The holiday season is in full swing, which means gift shopping. If a family member or friend has diabetes or neuropathy, it can be difficult to find something that they will enjoy that is also supportive of their lifestyle. Below are some of our top diabetes-friendly gifts so you […]

5 Diabetic Foot Issues To Look Out For

By Kate Helete | December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

When living with diabetes, it’s really important to take good care of your feet. Minor foot problems can quickly become serious medical issues when you have diabetes. Complications like nerve damage and swelling in your feet can make it harder to notice injuries and make it difficult for them to heal. When wounds aren’t treated […]

Can You Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers Naturally?

By Kate Helete | December 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Foot ulcers: no one loves to talk about them, but they are a painful fact of life for many people living with diabetes. These complications form as a result of skin tissue breaking down and exposing the other tissue underneath. This can sometimes start small with an irritation, blister, or wound, and can turn into […]

What is a CDE – Certified Diabetes Educator?

A CDE, or Certified Diabetes Educator, is a health worker trained in prediabetes, diabetes prevention, and management. They work to provide education, information, and resources to anyone affected by diabetes. CDEs are trained to help patients and their families with any questions, or daily concerns they may have. Some CDEs work in hospitals, while others...

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Am I at risk for diabetic foot ulcers?

If you have diabetes, you are at risk for foot ulcers. In fact, in the United States upwards of $13 billion dollars, a year are spent treating foot ulcers. Foot ulcers are a very costly and deadly problem for people with diabetes. So, it’s important to know your risk factors. There are some things that...

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7 Tips for Managing Your Diabetes During Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a great time to celebrate with family, eat good food, and enjoy the holidays. At the same time, eating and enjoying Thanksgiving dinner may seem overwhelming.  We’ve come up with 7 simple tips to help you enjoy and celebrate this year worry free. Plan Ahead: Know if you’re cooking or if you’re going...

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How often should I replace my diabetic socks?

People with diabetes and nerve damage should wear socks every day to protect their feet from injury. There are special socks called diabetic socks designed with special features for people with diabetes. Diabetic socks work by providing a a physical layer of protection for your feet keeping your feet dry and provide cushioned support Wearing diabetic socks...

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Diabetes Health : 5 Tests You Must Have

If you have diabetes there are some simple tests that can help you manage your health. These tests and exams can help you prevent future problems. As with any health issue, talk to your doctor about the problems you are at risk for and the tests you may need. A1c Test An A1c test is...

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Diabetes Tips: How to Do a Foot Exam

Every 20 seconds, a leg is lost to diabetes around the world. Daily visual and physical foot checks along with temperature monitoring help prevent complications and find foot problems earlier. This brief exam will help you identify potential problems. Step 1: Complete a Risk Analysis Please ask yourself the questions below to see if you...

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Diabetes Health: California Fires – What You Need to Know

Fires are still burning in California today, and do not seem to be slowing down. Apart from burning homes, businesses, and acres of land, fires cause a number of health problems for people in the nearby areas. Today, we’re sharing some tips for people with diabetes on how to stay healthy and safe during these fires. Evacuate...

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The 411 on Diabetic Foot Pain

Pain in your feet is one of the first signs or symptoms that you may be experiencing a complication of diabetes. You’ve probably heard of many common foot problems like corns and bunions. But, have you heard of neuropathy? This type of nerve damage may be the reason behind your foot pain. Today, we’re going...

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Top 10 Online Resources for People with Diabetes

Online communities, networks, and publications can be a great source of information for both people newly diagnosed with diabetes, and also for people who have been living with diabetes for a while.  Below are some of our favorite websites and online resources for finding support and learning about diabetes. ASweetLife This online magazine features insights...

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Diabetes Tips: 10 Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy

Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, diabetic peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) is a potential complication that you may experience. It’s important to understand the signs and symptoms of this type of nerve damage in order to take steps to slow its progression and treat the disease effectively. In fact, upwards of 70%...

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