Category Archives: Health

Monitoring Blood Pressure and Diabetes Management

Maintaining a healthy blood pressure (BP) is critical to avoiding long-term complications from diabetes. Monitoring your blood pressure at home using a BP monitor on a regular basis is the best way to get the information you need to be sure you are meeting your blood pressure targets. Studies show that it isn’t just blood glucose …

How to Properly Dispose of Your Sharps: Insulin Pen Needles, Syringes, and Lancets

If you battle diabetes, proper and safe disposal of your sharps—your insulin pen needles, syringes, and lancets—is always a concern. These items need to be disposed of in such a way that they do not cause harm to other people, pets, or the environment. A sharps container could be a simple solution. First and foremost …

Relieving Diabetic Foot Pain with Advocate Freedom Night Foot Cream

Diabetic neuropathy affects between 60 – 70 percent of people with diabetes. Neuropathy, simply put, is nerve damage. In diabetics, it is often caused by an inability to properly control blood sugar, but it also has a few other risk factors. If you are: Overweight Older than 40 years of age Have high blood pressure …