Diabetic Educators Urge Everyone to ‘Take the Test’ on March 27th for Diabetes Alert Day

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The American Diabetes Association has announced March 27, 2012 as Alert Day. It is a one-day "wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In addition to making a commitment to regular physical activity, diabetic educators, podiatrists and other foot care experts caution diabetics to become knowledgeable about foot care when exercising.

The American Diabetes Association has announced March 27, 2012 as Alert Day. It is a one-day "wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Unfortunately, while it’s well known that regular exercise can help prevent the disease, many of those already diagnosed or at risk are failing to achieve recommended levels of physical activity.

A recent survey conducted by the American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE) found that among those with type 2 diabetes, more than 36% reported no regular physical activity, and 38% reported performing less than the recommended levels.

In addition to making a commitment to regular physical activity, diabetic educators, podiatrists and other foot care experts caution diabetics to become knowledgeable about foot care when exercising.

Carol J. Buck is CEO of Xenna Corporation (http://www.xenna.com), which sells natural, diabetic-friendly foot care products nationwide and supports the work of diabetic educators around the country.

While exercise is key to helping maintain diabetic health, the potential for foot neuropathy makes it important to observe certain precautions when it comes to exercise and foot care.

Those precautions should include:

  •     Walk and exercise in comfortable shoes; be sure they’re not too tight.
  •     Never go barefoot, or exercise in bare feet. Always protect your feet by wearing shoes or hard-soled footwear.
  •     When trying on new athletic footwear, do so with the type of socks you usually wear.
  •     Do not wear new shoes for more than an hour at a time.
  •     Look and feel inside your shoes before putting them on to make sure there are no foreign objects or rough areas.
  •     Avoid tight socks.

Xenna’s natural, diabetic-friendly foot care products are sold nationwide in chain drugstores and mass retailers, including Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid and CVS.

Its products were developed and patented using natural formulations that focus on the exfoliation of keratin - the protein contained in skin and nails. Xenna’s NonyX® Nail Gel and CalleX® Exfoliating Dry Heel Ointment contain patented ingredients which are effective for improving the appearance of yellow, discolored toenails or dry, cracked skin on feet – both common problems for diabetics.

NonyX® Nail Gel (pronounced "Non-X") works by softening and exfoliating the hard dark, or yellow granular material called keratin debris, which can build up under toenails over time.
With regular use, NonyX Gel softens, breaks down and then clears out unattractive keratin debris so it can be scraped out from under the nail beginning after about four weeks. Once keratin debris is removed, NonyX Gel keeps nails looking clear and attractive.

Callex® Exfoliating Dry Heel Ointment uses fast-acting, natural enzymes to soften and smooth rough, cracked heels and dry, flaky skin on feet.

CalleX quickly thins and softens hard, thick skin and removes dry, cracked or scaly buildup. CalleX is used and sold by many podiatrists, but can also be purchased in the foot care section of chain drugstores and mass retailers.

Free of potentially irritating acids, colorants, parabens and lanolin, the natural enzymes in CalleX exfoliate ONLY dry, hardened skin, leaving normal skin unaffected, as it moisturizes and rejuvenates dry, cracked heels.

“A regular exercise regimen, which includes extra precautions for foot care, can significantly improve health outcomes for this disease. We encourage our customers who are diabetics to stick with their physical activity program, and take care of their feet while doing so,” says Buck.

$4 and $5 rebate coupons for NonyX Nail Gel and CalleX Ointment are available at http://www.xenna.com/xenna_coupons.html.

NonyX can be found in the footcare aisle at Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid (larger stores), Duane Reade, Kinney Drugs, Kerr Drug, HEB, many Medicine Shoppes, Marsh, ShopKo and Harris Teeter.

CalleX Ointment is available in the footcare aisle at Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kinney Drugs, many Medicine Shoppes, Kerr Drug and Stop & Shop.

Both products are also available online at http://www.drugstore.com and http://www.xenna.com.

Xenna has a commitment to the environment, as well as to the personal well-being of its customers. Manufactured in the USA, Xenna products are biodegradable, contain no animal byproducts and are not tested on animals. All Xenna products are 100% money-back guaranteed.

For more information about Xenna products, go to http://www.xenna.com, or call 800-368-6003.

About Xenna: Based in Princeton, NJ, Xenna’s mission is to provide innovative solutions in personal care. Reflecting the success of that mission, the company was a recipient of the TOP 50 Research Facilities Award in 2006.

Xenna is a privately-held, woman-owned company which develops and distributes natural personal care products for skin, hair and nails. To contact them call 800-368-6003 (business hours, Mon-Friday Eastern Time).

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