Things Diabetics Should Know about Neuropathy

Of the 17 million Americans with Diabetes it has been estimated that 25% will develop foot problems related to the disease.  Diabetic foot conditions develop from a combination of causes including poor circulation.  Neuropathy impairs the feelings in the foot. Those suffering from neuropathy can develop minor cuts, scrapes, blisters or pressure sores that they may not be aware of due to lack of feeling.  If these minor injuries are left untreated complications may result and lead to ulceration and possibly even amputation.

Healthy Diabetic on the Go – Breakfast at Comfort Suites, Madison Wisconsin

Display Case, Healthy stuff hiding in the back.

Well here we go.

Today we are on the road at a convention. We won’t have a lot of time or choices so we will have to do what we can. Nothing new I really don’t get a lot of time to prepare all  the meals the way we should.


We decided to give the hotels “free” breakfast. I went in apprehensive but determined to do the best  I could. The usual fair was available cereal pastry, waffles. All the things you would expect. I quickly walked past that stuff and headed for the chafing dish at the far end. It just had sausage, I usually find them spicier and greasier than I like, but what to heck had to take something. Just then the server came with an omelet looking thing so I tossed one of those on my plate. It was ok because it has cheese in the middle, being a Midwestern boy cheese in the middle is a good thing.  I said to my wife I would like something else to complete this meal. She went over and looked by the pastry case and said way on the bottom and in the back there was a piece of whole wheat bread. Great  that finishes this meal off nicely.

The moral of this story:  Sometimes the things that are best for us to eat are hidden. You got to look and ask for them.

Healthier Tomorrows,
Tim Pias