In February 2000, former President Bill Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, it has grown to be a rallying point for the colon cancer community where thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates throughout the country join together to spread colon cancer awareness by wearing blue, holding fundraising and education events, talking to friends and family about screening, and so much more. This marks the 17th annual observance of the month-long effort to educate each other about this condition and get screened. Read more
Did you know that Edgepark offers our own Cardinal Health™ brand of quality incontinence products? We asked our customers and health care professionals what they wanted most in adult underwear, briefs and control pads, and created a Cardinal Health™ brand incontinence product line to help meet those needs. Through testing, we developed products that offer innovative features and benefits, including: Read more
LASCI (Life After Spinal Cord Injury), a nonprofit peer support program sponsored by Edgepark Medical Supplies and UroMed, is once again giving away their famous bumper stickers! The bumper sticker has a new look this year. Request your free LASCI bumper sticker at the link below — but don’t wait, we only have a limited supply to give away (for US residents only due to shipping expense). Read more
A regular exercise regimen is just as important as diet when it comes to keeping type 2 diabetes managed. Not only will keeping active help you burn calories and keep your weight under control, it can also help control glucose levels and blood pressure, among a host of other stats. Read more
Looking for a snack that’s easy, tasty, satisfying, and may help with the management of diabetes? Look no further than the nut shelf at your local grocery store.
With high levels of fiber, protein, and healthy monounsaturated fat, nuts such as almonds, walnuts, cashews, and others have been hailed as wonder foods for heart health and weight loss. And recent research studies indicate that they may have benefits for keeping blood sugar down. Read more
If there’s anything that can make managing diabetes easier, it’s an insulin pump. Having a device that continually measures your glucose levels and delivers the correct amount of insulin to your system takes a load off your shoulders and lets you focus on living your life.
But just because it lets you think about other things doesn’t mean you can ignore it. If you want to get the maximum benefits from your insulin pump, you need to maintain it correctly. The proper care of your pump will ensure the best performance and maximize the amount of time before needing a new one.
In this article, we’ll cover the three major areas of insulin pump care, and the best practices for each area. Read more
You’ve seen athletes stretch before a game or a run. But it’s not just for athletes. Of particular benefit to people with diabetes, stretching has been proven to increase circulation. It increases blood flow and the supply of nutrients to muscles and cartilage. You can get a great stretch workout by doing pilates or yoga – but stretching is something you can do anytime and anywhere. Read more
Those who are diabetic or know someone with diabetes understand that there are several complications to be aware of. Taking care of your body is important in the prevention of these complications, such as heart disease, vision impairment, foot problems and even kidney disease. But did you know that being diabetic increases your risk for developing gum disease? Good oral care for diabetics is important in the prevention of complications. Read more