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Holiday shopping can be a challenge under the best circumstances, but when you're shopping for someone with a chronic illness, finding the right gift can feel impossible. Don't let your frustration get you down! It's easier to spread love and cheer than you think. Here are some awesome gift ideas for people with serious medical issues:
Keeping diabetes in check during the Thanksgiving holiday
Thanksgiving is a holiday that celebrates family, friends and food (especially the food). In fact, experts say that most people eat between 2,000 and 4,500 calories worth of food on Thanksgiving for dinner alone! Since holidays are built around tradition, many of us grew up eating all of our old favorites every year. For diabetics, however, this atmosphere can be challenging due to old favorites not meeting their new dietary guidelines.
Although some people think that the end of summer and fall means the end of allergies, don't be fooled. It's true that freezing temperatures kill some molds and seasonal pollens, but there are some common wintertime allergens that you should watch out for if you suffer from allergies. How many of these did you expect to experience in wintertime?
You might think that animal hair bothers you, but actually it is animal dander that you're allergic to. Animal dander is what experts call the dead skin cells all warm-blooded animals (mammals and birds) shed naturally. This means that people have the potential to be allergic to the dander from cats to parrots. In fact, your body's immune system is overreacting to proteins in the skin, saliva, or other shed animal matter. Continue reading
Diabetes is a complex disease that not only affects humans, but can occur in your pet as well. If your dog is showing symptoms of lethargy, frequent urination and excessive water consumption then your pet may have diabetes. Luckily, it is a manageable disorder and also preventable.
The most common form of the disease in dogs is Type 1 diabetes. Pets with Type 1 diabetes will need to receive insulin shots to make up for the decrease in insulin production; Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with a healthy lifestyle. Continue reading
Did you know that breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer for women, and that 1 in 8 women born in the United States will get breast cancer at some point? Breast Cancer Awareness Month was founded in 1985 by the American Cancer Society, and has been celebrated every October ever since in order to promote women taking control of their health by scheduling preventative exams, like mammograms, to detect signs of breast cancer and receive treatment as early as possible. It wasn’t until 1991 that the pink ribbons originally appeared and has been used as the national color to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since N-Style ID supports medical awareness and communication, we are offering pink symbol ID tags for all of our bracelets, as well as encouraging those with lymphedema to go pink with our N-Style ID lymphedema bracelets. Continue reading