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Diabetes Update #207: Can You Feel Your Feet?

October 1, 2015

By David Mendosa

My New Diabetes Articles for HealthCentral:

Last month I published six more of my diabetes articles about how to manage our condition:

This is the Only Bad Fat Now
The medical community now agrees that we have to avoid only one fat. What this fat is may surprise you.

Check Your Blood Sugar Without Pain
Diabetic lancets and lancing devices can cause pain. But they don’t have to.

Take Charge of Your Foot Health with this Kit
You can now get disposable probes that are non-invasive and painless to check your feet at home. With them you see if your feet have a lack of sensitivity, which can be a warning of diabetic peripheral neuropathy and its consequences.

Fear or Denial about Diabetes
Are you in denial about your diabetes diagnosis? Being scared is better, because then you can do something about it.

Seeking Medically Accurate Videos? An Innovative Diabetes Video Portal
You can beta test a video portal for people with diabetes called Lucy’s Cabinet that has an innovative method of improving search by matching you with the kind of videos you like to watch.

Watch Out for Dangerous Drug Interactions
Even when the drugs we take for our health don’t have unhealthy side effects, they can still interact in unpredictable ways. Here’s how to avoid trouble.

My Slideshows:

I have begun to regularly write slideshows about diabetes for These are my new ones:

The Most Dangerous Sweeteners If You Have Diabetes
Sugar is the worst stuff that you eat or drink. It’s not good for anyone, but it’s especially dangerous for anyone who has diabetes.

Foods to Avoid on a Low-carb Diet
It’s surprisingly easy to remember the foods that people with diabetes need to avoid to manage our blood glucose level.

Dr. Bernstein's Webcast

If you have any interest in controlling your diabetes by low-carb eating, one of the best resources is Dr. Richard K. Bernstein's monthly webcast. It's an hour of excellent diabetes education available free either on the Internet or by phone. You can click here to register

The webcast is available for ten days at, and then it is moved over to, where a membership fee provides access all of his videos, webcasts, and transcripts.

Dr. Bernstein's next live webcast will be on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at 7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. MST, and 5 p.m. PST. He designed it to answer your most important questions concerning diabetes and to offer his thoughts on the latest developments in this area.

Fitness and Photography for Fun:

Last month I published one more of my photo essays on staying fit by getting the activity we need. Photography gets me out in nature to hike, and hiking keeps me fit:

Bierstadt Lake Loop
Colorado means colored red. My home state lives up to its name best at the end of September and early October when aspens and other trees turn from green. I found the color in Rocky Mountain National Park.

New Flickr Site

I keep added some of my favorites nature photographs on In the past month I have added several more. You can find them the easiest way by clicking here

Searching for My Articles
Whenever you want to find anything that I have written about diabetes -- whether on my website or on HealthCentral Network -- the easiest way is to use the search tool on my site. You can search for all of the articles on my site or for the "Diabetes Developments" blog or the "Fitness and Photography for Fun" blog or what I have written at HealthCentral, which is now a part of Remedy Health Media.

Just go to and check which one of the four sites you want to search and enter what you want to find in the search block.


Health Central
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Each month I describe and link my new Health Central articles here. But you can also use a blog reader to keep up with my articles more quickly. I use Bloglines, as I describe in my article, “Reading Health Blogs.

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