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5 Skin Care Best Practices

Maintaining proper skin care is essential for not only graceful aging, but staying healthy. Our skin is the largest organ in the human body. It serves as the protective barrier between the internal organs and the rest of the world. Not only does healthy skin help...

Buying Guide: Exam Gloves

Whenever dealing with chemicals, germs, messes, and bodily fluids it is important to provide a protective barrier. The most common form of skin protection is the exam glove. While it may seem simple to grab any exam glove, there are many different types for varying...

Making Hydration a Habit this Summer

As the temperatures rise and we spend more time doing fun summer activities, the risk of dehydration also increases. While we have all heard to drink eight glasses of water a day, we tend to forget to account for the extra water we lose from sweating in the summer...

The Importance of Blood Ketone Testing

You may have heard that testing your ketone levels is important, especially if you are diabetic. However, the meaning of this can be confusing and many don’t even understand what ketone is and how it affects your body.   Ketone is a chemical created by your body...

The Ketogenic Diet

Everyday, we are surrounded with different health plans and diets claiming that they are the best way to lose weight or increase overall health. However, many of these plans are not backed by research and can actually be quite unhealthy. When choosing a diet plan to...

Does Your Pet Have Diabetes?

Everyday we hear about the increasing number of Americans being diagnosed with diabetes. However, humans are not the only one who have to worry about this disease. Canine and feline diabetes can be a problem for our furry family members too. Much like human diabetes,...

Walker and Rollator Buying Guide

When searching for the right mobility aid, the choice is made difficult by the wide variety of products on the market. With so many different options, it can be hard to get exactly what you need. However, with the knowledge of what features will assist you, the choice...

Wheelchair Selection Guide

Choosing the right wheelchair can be daunting. With so many variations and models on the market, it can be hard to decide what is best for your needs. When buying online, it can be difficult for people to make a decision because they cannot physically try the...

The Benefits of INR Testing at Home

If you or a loved one is currently taking, or considering taking, a blood-thinning medication like Coumadin, it is important to understand the importance of INR testing. While on an anticoagulant, one must regularly test their blood with a PT-INR test. PT stands for...

Keeping Temperature-Sensitive Diabetes Medications Safe

I have Type-1 Diabetes – and have had it since 1986. I consider myself fortunate as I have been able to maintain good glycemic control over the years. Now, 30 years after my diagnosis, I am still without complications.  But it has not been easy. The lows, the...