The author and her sister at the 2010 lupus walk in Beverly Hills, Michigan and the 2011 lupus walk in Royal Oak, Michigan.
There’s a new color line, and it has nothing to do with race.
It’s October. You walk into the grocery store and are hit with a pink-clad vision. No, you’re not wearing rose-colored glasses. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And boy, are companies making everyone aware of it. Everywhere you look are packages with pink tops, pink labels, pink everything. Everything from Lay’s potato chips, to Yoplait yogurt, to wine and other types of alcohol; Coach, Vera Bradley, Sephora…The list goes on and on. Even the National Football League (NFL), where it is antithetical to watch football players prancing around on the field sporting pink shoes, arm bands, gloves, towels, and the like.
Breast cancer awareness has been so profitable because it becomes a cause ...
Lately, people have been asking a lot of questions about sore feet. How can you turn sore feet into happy feet?
Inspect: Even though your feet are a long way from your eyes, they are still important. Sores, bumps, and rashes can go unnoticed unless you look at your feet. Anyone with diabetes or another condition that causes numbness should inspect their feet daily. Some people have even had their legs amputated because of a small sore that became infected. Pay attention to your feet; they are the only ones you get.
Shoe Inserts: The more cushioning for your feet, the better. Many products offer shock absorption that fit into the shoes. If you are on your feet often or are a very heavy person, the inserts need to be changed at least every six months because the shocks wear out. Not only will your feet be happier, your entire body will be happier with some well-cushioned shoes.
Rocker Bottom Soles: Most people have never heard of this before, so visualize the bottom...
<p><strong>What Is Diabetes?</strong></p>
<p>Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder with abnormally high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) as its most prominent feature. During intestinal digestion, carbohydrates and proteins are broken down into simple sugars and amino acids, respectively. The liver converts all of the sugars and some of the amino acids into glucose, a simple sugar that is used for energy by every cell in the body.</p>
<p>Glucose passes from the bloodstream into the cells with the help of insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas (a pear-shaped organ located just below the stomach). By attaching to receptor sites on the surface membrane of a cell, insulin promotes the movement of glucose-transport proteins from the interior of the cell to its surface, where they bind with glucose and carry it into the cell. In diabetes mellitus, several problems may interfere with this process: pancreatic insulin production may be p...
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