If you’ve been trying to get into shape and stick with a regular exercise routine you might consider Cross Training. Although the term might sound like a fancy, difficult workout regime, the idea behind cross training is simple: keep your workouts varied by mixing in different types of exercises.
Here are just a few of the benefits of cross training: Read more
Try this Thanksgiving inspired dish! Read more
As a company, Edgepark is committed to supporting diabetes awareness throughout the year. In September, Edgepark employees took part in various fundraising efforts in conjunction with the JDRF Cleveland 2013 Walk to Cure Diabetes. Overall, we raised $3,600 for this venerable organization. Read more
You don’t need to go to a gym to get a good workout. Edgepark offers a variety of exercise bands and tubing that you can use at home as part of your workout routine.
Thera-Band® Exercise Tubing is available in seven color-coded levels of resistance. Proper use of this tubing provides both positive and negative force on the muscles, improving strength, range of motion and cooperation of muscle groups.
For patients looking for enhanced comfort while cathing, the SpeediCath Compact Catheter from Coloplast includes many special design features that also make it convenient to use. The catheter is self-contained, meaning the patient’s hands never actually touch the catheter, providing optimal sterilization. Read more
The end of the year is the perfect time for your patients to review their health insurance policy. As part of this review, you might suggest your patients look over their supply limits and deductibles. For example, if their health insurance plan includes an annual deductible they may have already met their yearly amount. If they are in need of additional supplies, they may be eligible to order them with little or no out-of-pocket costs.
Another area to review is medical supply limits. Based on patients’ health plan allowances and the amount of supplies they have on hand, they may be eligible for additional supplies before the end of the year. Read more
Having a variety of ostomy pouches available can help you match your pouch to your specific needs. During the holidays, you may find that having a two-piece mini pouch is a convenient option for managing your ostomy care. Read more
Eating food goes hand in hand with holiday celebrations. If you have an ostomy there’s no reason why you can’t join in the festivities – including eating holiday fare. While most people with ostomies find they can go back to their regular diet after their surgery, holidays may present a challenge. There are new foods you might not eat regularly so you don’t know how your digestive system, and stoma, will react. And you may be eating more frequently, or eating off your regular schedule.
Here are some tips to help you enjoy your holiday plans and avoid food blockages. Read more
One hundred pounds. That’s the average amount of sugar most Americans consume annually. This time of year, chances are some of that sugar comes in the form of Halloween candy. Many Halloween traditions seem to revolve around sweets, especially trick-or-treating. For people with diabetes, managing your blood sugar levels may be more difficult around Halloween when candy abounds. But that’s not to say that you have to cut out holiday festivities! By planning ahead you can enjoy Halloween while still keeping your blood sugar levels in check. Read more
If you are looking for a tasty breakfast, give this a try! Read more