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17th Annual Footcare Conference "Dare To Care"
Type 1 or 2???? Understanding Diabetes.
Spring Has Sprung
Thinking of getting some new SHOES. Think wisely!
New Years Resolutions


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17th Annual Footcare Conference "Dare To Care"

"Dare To Care".  The 17th Annual Footcare Conference is being held on September 27, 2013  at the Chateau Le Jardin in Woodbridge, Ontario.  This is a one day event that is packed full of information and tips.  If you  haven't been to one before this is a great conference.  Lots of vendors with all the latest technology and up to date information.  This conference is held by Ruth Ruttan and Associates. 

Type 1 or 2???? Understanding Diabetes.

Confused about Diabetes 1 or 2?  Understanding diabetes can become quite complicated.  Here is just a general review on the 3types of diabetes.
Type 1
This type of diabetes is where the pancrease doesn't produce insulin.  Insulin is a hormone which is secreted by the pancrease to control the sugars within our bodies.  Without it sugar would accumulate in our systems instead of being used for energy.
Type 2
This type of diabetes is where your pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or your body does not properly use the insulin it makes.

Spring Has Sprung

Spring has finally sprung but you wouldn't know it by looking outside today.  Snow flurries in the forecast.  Soon warmer weather will be among us.  With warmer weather comes flip flops, sandals and summer shoes.  Now is a great time to have your feet looked at and problems addressed.  Some common foot problems take some time to correct or improve.  I have attached a picture of a  blooming cherry tree that is just beautiful when it blooms.  It attracts all kinds of birds but my favorite are the orioles.

Thinking of getting some new SHOES. Think wisely!

If you are thinking of purchasing a new pair of shoes, here are a few things to keep in mind.    There are 3 dimensions to a pair of shoes and your own feet.  LENGTH, WIDTH and DEPTH.   This is most important in a proper fitting shoe.  Back in the day, I remember when mom took us to get a new pair of shoes,  my sister and I would look forward to having our feet measured.  Fighting over that hard metal device that would tell us if our feet had grown.

New Years Resolutions

May all your "New Years" resolutions come true.  Be good to yourself, love your self and live life to the fullest. 
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover

Mark Twain

Remembering Our Veterans

How will you remember?  As Sunday November 11,2012 approaches, Between The Toes would like to take a moment to remember those individuals who lost there lives for the freedom of others.  I did a search to see if there were any Purvis's who lost there life during the war.  I cam across Private John Purvis who bared the same name as my father.  I have posted his memorial post off the Veteran's Affairs site.  Take this time to remember and embrace our freedom. 

Newly diagnosed with diabetes?

Just received some diabetic packages in the mail from Canadian Diabetes Association.  These were on display at the Foot Care Conference put on by Ruth Ruttan and Assoc.  I am finding that newly diagnosed people are very confused as to what to eat and how to manage there diabetes.  Often I am hearing that they are being diagnosed while in the doctors office and then it is some time before they are getting in to see a dietitian or someone to assist them with the new choices they have to face.  These packages I received will help.  They have  CD included that go over importance of exercise, good nutrition, portion control, dietary balance, how to deal with your blood glucose, medications and stress.   In Ontario there is over 800,000 people living with diabetes and this is on the rise.  Some signs and symptoms of diabetes include unusual thirst, frequent urination, weight change (gain or loss), extreme fatigue or lack of energy, blurred vision, frequent or recurring infections, cuts or bruises that are slow to heal, tingling or numbness in the hands or feet and trouble getting or maintaining an erection.  Keep in mind that many people with Type 2 diabetes (acquired usually in adulthood) display none of these symptoms.  If you have concerns you should consult your physician right away.  Serious harm can occur if left untreated.

Great Trip

The 16th Annual Foot Care Conference was great.  It was put on by Ruth Ruttan who comes highly recommended in the Foot Care industry.  It was held at the Chateau Le Jardins in Woodbridge, Ontario.  It was a full day packed with great information.  Several vendors were there as well.  CPC Healthcare, Superior Medical Supply and the Canadian Diabetes Association just to name a few.  Several guest speakers who spoke on infection control, calluses,  an insperational guest speaker as well who beat the odds and has been cancer free for 23 years.

16th Annual Foot Care Conference

Pleased to be attending the 16th Annual Foot Care Conference at the Chateau Le Jardin in Woodbridge, Ontario on Sept  28/12.  The event is being hosted by Ruth Ruttan and Associates.  Ruth is a leader in Foot Care and comes highly recommended.    Ruth has received awards for"Teaching Excellence"from Durham College andIn Celebration of Women-Medical Teaching Award.   Many guest speakers will be present and vendors too.  Will keep you posted as to any updated info re: foot care and items.

How do you see your feet

 Summer is moving on and  is feeling more like fall.   Having nice feet to show off in sandles, flip flops or even just at the pool side is a great feeling.  Routine foot care maintenacne is one way you can feel good about the way your feet look.
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