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Taking Care of Your Body

 

Foot Care

People with diabetes often have circulation problems, especially in the feet. If diabetic patients feet are injured in some way, usually takes a long time to heal and often become infected. Therefore it is important for diabetics to take good care of your feet. Please see the following links to learn about tips for good foot care.

  • Daily Foot Care

    This resource offers advice on how to take care of your feet on a daily basis.
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  • Tips for Good Foot Care

    This resource gives tips for taking good care of your feet. It is available in both English and Spanish.
    Download PDF: English | Spanish

Eye Care

Many diabetics often have problems with their eye sight and develop cataracts. It is important to know the signs and symptoms of diabetes-related eye problems and how to prevent and take care of them. Below are resources that will teach you how to take good care of your eyes.

  • The Diabetic Eye: What You Need To Know

    This resource explains the eye problems that diabetes can cause, signs and symptoms of diabetes-related eye problems, as well as how to prevent and take care of the eye problems.
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  • Diabetes and Your Eyes

    This resource provides warning signs of eye problems, how to prevent it, and how to treat it. This is available in English and Spanish.
    Download PDF: English | Spanish

Dental Health

Many people do not know how having diabetes can affect your oral health. There are a variety of different dental health problems that can be caused from having diabetes and it is important to know how to take care of your teeth. Please refer to the resources below to learn about how diabetes can affect dental health and what you can do to prevent the complications.

  • Oral Health and Hygiene: Information for Persons with Diabetes

    This resource explains how diabetes affects the mouth and teeth and how to properly care for your teeth and gums. Available in English and Spanish.
    Download PDF: English | Spanish
  • Diabetes and Your Teeth

    This resource gives tips and advice on how to prevent diabetes-related oral health problems. Available in English and Spanish.
    Download PDF: English | Spanish

 

Kidney Health

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, which accounted for 44% of new cases in 2008. There are different ways that diabetics can prevent themselves from having kidney failure and the resources below will inform you about them.

  • Diabetes and Kidney Disease: What You Need to Know

    This resource discusses what kidney disease is, the risk factors for kidney disease, and how to prevent getting kidney disease.
    Download PDF: English | Spanish
  • Protect Your Kidneys

    This resource is very basic and explains how you can protect your kidneys. Available in both English and Spanish.
    Download PDF: English | Spanish

Heart Health

Diabetes can cause heart-related problems so it is important that diabetics know how to reduce the risk and how to prevent these complications. Please read the resources below for more information.

  • Diabetes and Your Heart

    This resource provides information on how to reduce the risk of heart-related problems when in conjunction with diabetes.
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  • Taking Care of Your Heart

     This resource explains what coronary artery disease is, steps to prevent it, and ways to reach ABC targets. This is available in English and Spanish.
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