A Day in the Life of Larry and Roger, A Pair of Diabetic Feet
by Vicki Myhre
GENRE: Non-fiction, Self-help, Self-improvement
"When we get to the end of our day, we want to sit back and reflect on everything we did, and we want to know in our hearts that we did a good job being good diabetics for another day."
A book for all ages, and whether you are diabetic or live with some one who is, this book is a valuable and educational read for everyone.
Larry the left foot and Roger the right foot are sure to delight and amuse you as they take you through a typical day in their lives. They show you how they strive to be the very best diabetics that they can be by living a healthy lifestyle every single day. As a result of dedication to their plan, they are certain that they will live longer, happier lives full of enjoyment and fun.
This is a multidimensional book featuring a short illustrated story that portrays a day in the life of a diabetic. On a whole different level, each page is full of great information for those who wish to dig a bit deeper into the whys and hows of simplifying diabetic life. It also includes many references, in a system that is built to help in teaching you how to find the answers to any questions that you may have.
EXCERPT (Exclusive Excerpt):
"MANY PEOPLE WITH DIABETES
have problems with their feet. You can prevent serious problems by following basic guidelines. Ask your doctor to explain your risk factors for foot problems.
• Check your feet every day for cuts, cracks, bruises, blisters, sores, infections, or unusual markings
• Use a mirror to see the bottom of your feet if you cannot lift them up.
• Check the colour of your legs and feet; if there is swelling, warmth, or redness, or if you have
pain, see your doctor or foot care specialist right away.
• Clean a cut or scratch with a mild soap and water and cover with a dry dressing for sensitive skin.
• Trim your nails straight across.
• Wash and dry your feet every day, especially between the toes.
• Apply a good skin lotion every day on your heels and soles. Wipe off any excess lotion."
Making sure feet are checked daily helps to address any issues before they become serious or possibly life threatening. I check Roger, and he checks me. When the time comes that we can no longer do that, we’ll use the mirror we bought at the dollar store. This will help us check all sides and surfaces for potential problems.
“Got you all checked, top and bottom, front and back,” says Roger. “Now check me.”
Foot check done, we settle in for some quite afternoon time. Rest is also very important for good diabetics. Roger chooses a nap over watching a movie today. He says I made him get out of bed too early, and he’s tired. Poor Roger.
Numbness or lack of sensation in the legs and feet can prevent a good diabetic from noticing small issues early, and this can lead to great big issues later. Roger and I are tested regularly for numbness by our doctor. So far, we can happily report that neither one of us has neuropathy to deal with. Still, we’re always proactive, and we take precautions to protect ourselves from injuries like blisters, burns, and cuts as much as we can.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Vicki Myhre is a dedicated and experienced Certified Podologist who has specialized in diabetic foot care, with a focus on helping diabetics weave their way through a sea of information.
Vicki's mission is to use simplified and well-balanced information to help preserve the freedom of mobility, and improve quality of life for as many diabetics worldwide as possible. She has evolved from more than ten years of offering hands-on diabetic foot care and counselling, to advocating and reaching out to share her expertise.
After five years of sharing Larry and Roger's adventures in a column in the local magazine, Vicki decided it was time to take these characters to a broader audience, in an attempt to help even more diabetics continue to lead a healthy life, one STEP at a time, regardless of age or diabetic history.
Vicki's goal is to provide the reader with information that is simple to comprehend and is a positive addition to anyone's diabetic lifestyle.
She hopes you will visit her on her website, where her five years of columns full of fun, facts, recipes and information will remain posted so that you can enjoy them for free. While you are visiting there, please drop a line or comment, and she will always respond personally to you. You will also find access to all of her social media platforms through the website: www.vickimyhre.ca
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PURCHASE LINKS A DAY IN THE LIFE OF LARRY AND ROGER, A PAIR OF DIABETIC FEET
AMAZON.COM - https://amazon.com/dp/0228817897
AMAZON.CA - https://amazon.ca/dp/0228817897
AMAZON KINDLE - https://amazon.com/dp/B09798162G
GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE
Vicki Myhre will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.