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Summer Toes, Feet, and Shoes
by Joy Pape, RN BSN CDE WOCN CFNC

Here it is: Summertime. I bet many of you wore sandals in the summer--that is B.D., or Before Diabetes. I bet a lot of you still wear sandals. Not the best option for shoes for people who have diabetes. But let's be real: I know many of you still wear sandals. I also know that most women get pedicures so their feet and toes will look delicious in those sandals, although pedicures are not the best choice for people who have diabetes.

It is still possible to have diabetes and pretty up your feet and nails. Here are some practical tips of how to have prettier, healthier summer feet and nails for people who have diabetes and must have that pedicure.

 

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by Nicole Purcell
I am body dysmorphic. Since my teens, I have had what has been diagnosed as a distorted view of my weight, shape, and size. It is challenging, and it really does make living with diabetes even more difficult. For three days, in spite of no changes in a regimented eating and exercise routine, I have felt gigantic. I can barely look in the mirror because I don't like what I see. I feel as if I have tons of fat beneath my skin, just pulsing against the pores. I feel like...