Walking is a great way to add activity into your daily routine. To help make your walk more of a challenge, consider these ideas for a walking workout! Read more
You wake up from ostomy surgery with a new friend in your life – your stoma. Like belly buttons, every stoma is different. But they all have one thing in common – they need attention and care.
The first thing you need to do is measure your stoma, and continue to do so weekly until it is healed. This will ensure you are using correctly sized pouches and barriers. At first, your stoma will be swollen, and then it will change in size and shape as it heals. This takes about three months. Keep measuring and adjust your supplies to fit. It will appear red and moist, much like the lining of the inside of your mouth. Read more
Natural disasters and emergencies are a concern for everyone. But those with diabetes need to take extra precautions to prepare for the possibility of a dangerous situation in order to stay healthy and be able to have the best outcome possible. Don’t wait until an emergency strikes. Here are some tips for putting your emergency plan, as a diabetic, together. Read more
In February 2000, President Clinton proclaimed March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. This month has become a rallying point for the colon cancer community. It is an opportunity to spread colon cancer awareness by wearing blue, holding fundraising and education events, and talking to friends and family about early screening. As a colorectal survivor, one of the most important and powerful things you can do is to share your story. Read more
In the weeks, or even months, following ostomy surgery, it may feel uncomfortable or awkward to engage in intimate activity with your partner. Much of this discomfort may have to do with body image, or concern for how your ostomy appliances might get in the way of intimate moments. Those feelings are natural. But there are several ostomy accessory products that can help you feel more secure during intimate moments. Read more
Diabetes may mean a change in lifestyle, but it doesn’t have to slow you down or keep you from achieving your goals. Through the years, diabetes has affected famous athletes, musicians, politicians, actors, reporters, business moguls, inventors, novelists, comedians and foreign dignitaries. Here is a partial list of some names you probably know. Read more
You asked for it, you got it! We’ve made some key changes to our ordering process, based on suggestions and comments we received from health care professionals like you. These improvements will reduce the time you spend placing orders, so you can focus on what’s most important – caring for your patients. Read more