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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 […]

Siren Wins ADA Annual Leaders Forum Healthtech Showcase!

We’re very excited and proud to announce that Siren is the winner of the ADA’s (American Diabetes Association) 23rd Annual Leaders Forum Healthtech Showcase! The Annual Leaders Forum Healthtech Showcase is a competition that celebrates new advancements in healthcare technology. In addition, all proceeds from the event support the ADA’s mission to prevent and cure diabetes, and...

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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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How I Discovered I Have Neuropathy

This post was written by Shunta B, from Texas. She has type 2 diabetes and is a user of the Siren Diabetic Sock and Foot Monitoring System. I can remember it like it was yesterday, and not a happy day either.  A day filled with a lot of pain, fear and anger. It’s bad enough...

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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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Why Do People With Diabetes Need to Wear Diabetic Socks?

People with diabetes are at a higher risk of problems like foot infections or injuries. You may not realize it, but high blood sugar can cause damage to important parts of your body. For example, neuropathy, or nerve damage, can lead to numbness, tingling, prickling, or pain in your feet and toes. Another thing that can happen...

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Take Care of Your Feet

This post was written by Shunta B, from Texas. She has type 2 diabetes and is a user of the Siren Diabetic Sock and Foot Monitoring System. Having Type 2 diabetes has really been eye-opening. I’ve had to learn how to take care of myself, and that includes keeping my feet healthy.  Making sure your...

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Siren at Wild on Wounds 2018

Earlier this month, we attended one of our favorite conferences, Wild on Wounds (WOW), in Las Vegas. WOW is a national wound conference designed for people who work in healthcare interested in learning about managing wounds and how to help their patients.   We got to meet and talk with so many people in the...

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How Do I Wash and Dry My Siren Diabetic Socks?

Rejoice! The good news is that Siren Diabetic Socks don’t require any special care. They’re just your standard diabetic socks but taken up a notch and better. Here’s what makes them better than other socks for people with diabetes: The socks are designed with technology to help you better understand the health of your feet....

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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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