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Archive for November, 2011

KHS Recognizes American Diabetes Month

Posted on: November 8th, 2011 by Knueppel HealthCare Services No Comments

KHS is proud to salute the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as it recognizes November as American Diabetes Month. During this month, the ADA is encouraging people to take action to Stop Diabetes.  There are many ways to become involved: by visiting stopdiabetes.com, facebook.com/AmericanDiabetesAssociation, or by calling 1-800-DIABETES, for more information in English and Spanish.

Nearly 26 million children and adults have diabetes in the United States, including over 239,000 in Wisconsin.  An additional 79 million Americans are at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Here are some of the people who are at greater risk for developing Type 2 diabetes: people over the age of 45, who are overweight, who do not exercise regularly, who have low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides, high blood pressure, who have a family history of diabetes, who have impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and/or impaired fasting glucose (IFG), or who belong to certain racial and ethnic groups (Non-Hispanic Blacks, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and American Indians and Alaska Natives).

The ADA estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $174 billion.

Diabetes is a serious disease.  If it isn’t managed, it can damage many parts of the body, leading to heart attacks, strokes, amputation, blindness, kidney failure and nerve damage.  Diabetes-related skin conditions, left untreated, can become debilitating. But there is good news: diabetes complications can be prevented or delayed by properly managing blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and by using appropriate skin care products, like DiabEase.  Eating healthy, being physically active and quitting smoking also can help lower the risk of diabetes complications.

“Recent estimates project that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless we take steps to Stop Diabetes,” stated an ADA spokesperson.

 

Fashionable and Comfortable Footwear

 

And KHS is doing our part by providing numerous preventative products crucial to ongoing foot care for the diabetic patient, including skin therapy creams, comfortable socks designed especially for diabetic feet and custom comfort footwear.

 

Specially-designed Socks for Healthy Feet

Unique components of the specialized footwear by Dr. Comfort and others include: socks with superior breathablilty; non-binding, seamless contours; anti-microbial odor control; and ball and heel padding to protect feet; and extra width and depth shoes with heat-molded or custom inserts.

DiabEase Skin Care Solutions

We encourage you to speak with your healthcare professional regarding caring for your diabetes or helping you prevent diabetes. KHS will work together with you to be part of the solution! See our November sale flyer!