Blood Glucose Accuracy

Home glucose testing monitors aren’t as accurate as lab tests. They have a significant margin for error. We’ve also found that most suppliers try to keep this a secret. It’s not good for business to contradict a positively held myth about one’s own product. Because of this practice, even...
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Custom Orthotic Insoles

Imagine your foot was hovering in a relaxed state. The bottom of your feet would retain a certain shape and that shape almost certainly isn’t a flat line. Even if you are flat footed, the contours on the bottom of your feet are unique. These contours are unique to...
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The Diabetic Shoppe – Diabetic Shoes and Custom Orthotic Inserts

The Diabetic Shoppe was founded by registered pharmacist Mr. Robert L. Salmon, owner of Southern Discount Drugs of Charleston, Inc. Mr. Robert Salmon is a Mississippian, independent pharmacist, and entrepreneur in the Charleston area. The company started as a diabetic supply business that was officially founded in 1995. In...
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What is Blood Glucose

Glucose is one of the most important sources of energy for our bodies. All the carbohydrates that we intake get broken down mostly into glucose. Our bodies release a hormone known as Insulin that plays a major role in regulating the amount of glucose in our blood stream. But...
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Gastroparesis   What is gastroparesis? Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Normally, the stomach contracts to move food down into the small intestine for digestion. The vagus nerve controls the movement of food from the...
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Diagnosis of diabetes

What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disease in which levels of blood glucose, also called blood sugar, are above normal. People with diabetes have problems converting food to energy. Normally, after a meal, the body breaks food down into glucose, which the blood carries to cells throughout the body....
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Women and Diabetes

Today, almost 21 million children and adults in the US have diabetes — including 9.7 million women — and almost one third of them do not know it. Diabetes can be especially hard on women. The burden of diabetes on women is unique, because the disease can affect both...
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