“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Life is filled with choices. Decisions of all kinds need to be made from the moment we wake until we finally rest at night. For someone living with diabetes, choices are of utmost importance, especially when it revolves around what to eat.
If you are newly diagnosed with diabetes, it may feel as though food choices have now been bound in chains with more restrictions than you can keep track of. The good news is that living with diabetes doesn’t mean having to live being deprived of good food!
Gloria Gaynor made these lyrics famous in her song from 1978. During the holidays, many diabetics are repeating these words over and over in preparation for the food fest that lies ahead. We want to encourage diabetics not to make mountains out of molehills when it comes to surviving the holidays. There are many tips and tools out there to help you manage your health and enjoy the holiday at the same time.
The American Diabetes Association offers some helpful guidelines:
There are many online resources filled with diabetes-friendly recipes for you to try out and show off to your family and friends!
The Dallas Podiatry Works physicians are highly committed to caring for their diabetic patients, as foot care is essential when living with diabetes. If you are in need of diabetic foot care, please call our office today in Dallas (972) 566-7474 or Plano (972) 943-3323 to keep feet happy and healthy all year long.
I had a problem with my ankle and called the office to see about getting an appointment sometime this week. I was thoroughly pleased when they were able to work me into their busy schedule on the same day !!! Thank you to the staff and Dr. Northcutt.*
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.*
I was fortunate to happen upon Dallas Podiatry Works, where I got Dr. Northcutt to help me. Can’t say enough good about him: he was nice, kind, and a good listener. That last is a particularly important trait. My foot got better under his care, and I felt respected as a patient and a person. The clinic staff is helpful and clear as well. I highly recommend Dallas Podiatry Works.*
Dr. Northcutt is absolutely a true Godsend for me. On top of that, he is a true professional and has great patient skills. Never condescending or impersonal. He sincerely spend time with you and explains why you may have the symptoms and how to take care of them. Gosh, he even shakes hands with the patient, introduces himself and even says goodbye. Usually, not the norm!!!*
Thank you for your quick response to my problem. I fully expected to come in and get the run around and be scheduled for another appointment to come back for the ingrown toe nail to be fixed. I was quit surprised when a single visit and you had me out the door with no more pain. Again, thanks so much.*