5 Questions to Ask Your Podiatrist About Neuropathy

By Marie-Ange Kone | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

5 Questions to Ask Your Podiatrist About Neuropathy Did you know diabetes is the leading cause of neuropathy in the United States? About 60 – 70% of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of nerve damage. Nerve damage causes symptoms like tingling, burning feet, pain, and numbness. If you have diabetic neuropathy, it […]

Foot Ulcers & Blisters: What’s the difference?

By Marie-Ange Kone | March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Foot Ulcers & Blisters: What’s the difference? Blisters and Foot Ulcers are both common consequences of diabetic neuropathy. The nerve damage caused by neuropathy eliminates sensation at the extremity of the body – and the lack of sensation, especially the lack of pain, can sometimes hide injuries. The problem is that when injuries are not […]

Top 5 Diabetic Shoes 2019

By Marie-Ange Kone | March 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Top 5 Diabetic Shoes 2019 Footwear is crucial for diabetic health care, especially in the case of neuropathy. Neuropathy refers to the many conditions that involve damage to the peripheral nervous system. When one has this condition, it causes loss of sensation in the body’s extremities. Many living with diabetes and neuropathy lose sensation in […]

Finalist of the Cartier Women’s initiative award

By Marie-Ange Kone | March 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ran Ma, CEO of Siren Siren is a finalist of the Cartier Women’s initiative award We are excited to announce you that Siren is a finalist of the Cartier Women’s Initiative Award, alongside with 21 other finalists. The Cartier Women’s initiative award was created 13 years ago by Cartier, McKinsey & Company and INSEAD Business […]

10 Things You Can Do To Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers

By Marie-Ange Kone | February 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

9 Things You Can Do To Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers Did you know that up to 25% of people with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer and that more than half of all foot ulcers will become infected? The saying goes: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This saying is particularly […]

Traveling Safely with Neuropathy

By Jessica Streitfeld | March 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Traveling Safely with Neuropathy 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! […]

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 | 1 Comment

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 […]

The Truth About Diabetic Foot Numbness

By Kate Helete | January 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you have diabetes, you probably have been told to take care of your feet. This is because minor foot problems can quickly become more serious issues. One of those is diabetic foot numbness. The truth is, diabetic foot numbness is due to nerve damage called diabetic neuropathy. What causes diabetic foot numbness? Diabetes can cause […]

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 Diabetes-Related Skin Conditions You Should Know

Diabetes can affect your body in different ways. One of those ways is your skin. Up to one-third of people with diabetes will experience skin problems related to their diabetes. Why do people with diabetes develop skin conditions? Over time, elevated blood sugar levels tend to reduce blood flow to your skin. This can also...

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Can I Drink Alcohol If I Have Diabetic Neuropathy?

When you have diabetes, it’s important to watch what you eat and drink. What you put into your body directly affects your blood sugar levels. People who have diabetes need to control their blood sugar to reduce risks, so choosing what you put into your body is one of the most important tools you have...

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Do Siren Diabetic Socks Treat or Cure Neuropathy?

We’re often asked how Siren Socks can help people with diabetic neuropathy, or nerve damage. While Siren Socks cannot treat, cure, or take away pain and discomfort caused by neuropathy, they can help prevent serious injuries such as foot ulcers. Today, we’ll go into more detail about what they can do. What is neuropathy? More...

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What Is a Callous Ulcer?

If you have diabetes, you probably know that you are more at risk for foot injuries. One of the most common kinds of injuries that you might have heard of is a foot ulcer. But, you may not be as familiar with a certain kind of foot ulcer called a callous ulcer. What is a...

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5 Common Symptoms of Foot Ulcers

Foot ulcers are one of the most common and serious complications of diabetes. About 15 percent of people with diabetes develop foot ulcers in their lifetime. When you have diabetes, you are more at risk for foot injuries. Over time, your blood vessels and nerves can become damaged and you can lose feeling in your feet....

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Understanding The Link Between Diabetic Foot & Gangrene

When you have a foot ulcer or another problem with your feet, one complication, or problem, you may have is gangrene. Simply put, gangrene is the death of the tissue in a part of your body. It can happen when something prevents the supply of blood to an area of your body. It can also...

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5 Ways to Alleviate Diabetic Foot Pain

Nerve damage in the feet and toes (neuropathy) can cause numbness, tingling, and general pain that can make your daily activities difficult. Luckily there are many ways you can decrease diabetic foot pain. We pulled together a list of 5 things you can do to help: Bath Soaks Soaking your feet in a warm bath...

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Common Locations of Foot Ulcers

Diabetic neuropathy, or nerve damage, is side effect of diabetes. It also plays a large role in getting a  diabetic foot ulcer. In case you didn’t know, a diabetic foot ulcer is an open wound where underlying skin is exposed. Anyone with diabetes, both Type 1 and 2, is at risk of getting a foot...

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Top 5 Diabetic Foot Creams

If you’re looking to go the extra mile when it comes to taking care of your feet, trying a diabetic foot cream is a great next step. These foot creams are made to soothe dry and/or cracked feet. They can also provide relief from itching or burning. If you have nerve damage in your feet,...

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Top 10 Diabetic Foot Orthotics

If you are living with diabetes, taking care of your feet is one of the biggest choices you can make in managing your health. Part of foot care is deciding what to put on your feet as you go through your daily life. Because you spend so much time wearing your everyday shoes, making sure...

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