When you have diabetes, caring for your feet is especially important to reduce the risk of injury and infection. There are ways you can gently take care of your feet and minimize injury from simple activities. Trim Nails When Soft It is common for diabetics to have thick, brittle nails, which can making trimming difficult or dangerous. Trim your nails weekly to prevent overgrowth and make the process easier. Before trimming your nails, allow your feet to soak as long as necessary to soften the nails. [Read More]
Understanding Gestational Diabetes
Gestational diabetes is a condition in which a woman who has never had diabetes before becoming pregnant begins having problems with high glucose levels towards the end of pregnancy. It is estimated that 9.2% of pregnant woman experience gestational diabetes. This condition can be dangerous to you and your growing baby, so your ob-gyn will monitor you during your pregnancy. Continue reading to learn more about gestational diabetes: Glucose Level Testing [Read More]
Pediatric Speech Therapy: It's Not Just For The Classroom
As a parent, you wait with baited breath for your child's first word. In fact, you may find yourself encouraging momma over daddy or vice versa. When that first word is delayed, hard to understand, or even absent, anxiety can set in. Pediatric speech therapy can help a child who is struggling to speak to communicate more effectively. In addition, it can help a parent learn tactics that positively reinforce a child's attempts at speech. [Read More]
Are Dental Implants Suitable For Kids Who Are Missing Permanent Teeth?
Dental implants are commonly used to replace teeth that are permanently missing, but are they always the best option for missing teeth? If you have a child who is missing several permanent teeth, you may wonder if dental implants would be a good option to replace these teeth. Here are three things you should understand about missing teeth in kids and dental implants. Can kids get dental implants? A child's jawbone is not fully developed until he or she reaches a certain age. [Read More]