Chic Alert Mediacl ID

Chic Alert Mediacl ID
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Friday, July 31, 2015

Best way out is always through!

The best way out is always through! Live inspired and live well with Chic and Fashionable Medical ID bracelets and pendants from @chicalertmedid Check out the fashionable options, Styles for men, women & children!!
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Thursday, July 30, 2015

My Facial must have!

My Facial Must Have....An emollient-concentrated moisturizer Formulated with humectants & shea butter to deliver optimum moisture Soothes dehydrated skin & offers superior antioxidant benefits Reveals smoother & younger looking skin Ideal for normal to dry & mature skin To use: Apply morning & evening to skin as the final skincare step! 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

EatingWell!!

EatingWell is the leading publisher of the award-winning magazine, whose tagline is “Where Good Taste Meets Good Health,” as well as a series of cookbooks through Countryman, and a vibrant website. EatingWell’s magazine and books have been recognized with numerous awards from the James Beard Foundation, the International Association of Culinary Professionals and Folio: Magazine. EatingWell is recognized by nutritionists, professional chefs and journalists alike as one of the most reliable sources of science-based nutrition information. The company’s headquarters and Test Kitchen are located in Charlotte, Vermont 

From the award-winning kitchens of EatingWellcome hundreds of easy-to-prepare, full-flavored, satisfying recipes the whole family can enjoy.

This multiple award-nominated cookbook that has already become a bible for thousands who have decided to take control of their health by eating mindfully―including those many households where diabetes is an everyday concern. 

Eating wisely and well is one of our most powerful weapons to help prevent and manage diabetes; it's also a delicious strategy all of us can live by. Rather than pushing drastic eating prescriptions that cut out some foods altogether, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook gives you a simple blueprint for healthy eating: choosing healthy carbohydrates to keep blood-sugar levels stable, while using good fats and lean protein sources to provide great flavors and freedom from hunger between meals. It summarizes the best of cutting-edge research and adds real-life advice including: beyond low-carb, low-fat: upgrading to healthier carbohydrates and fats • the glycemic index, explained • eating smart in restaurants and while traveling • healthy eating at holidays and parties • strategies for making lifelong change • and much more. 16 pages of full-color photographs curtesy of www.amazon.com

Sunday, July 26, 2015

You do not find the happy life...you make it!

You do not find the happy life...you make it!! Live inspired and live well with Chic and Fashionable Medical ID bracelets and pendants from @chicalertmedid Check out the fashionable options, Styles for men, women & children!! www.chicalertmedid.com #diabetes #epilepsy #foodallergies #allergies #autism #Alzheimers #awareness #chicalert #medicalid #blooddisorders #addisons #identifyyourself #staysafe #lupus #ms #medicalid #chronicillness #cancerawareness #beamazing #identifyyourselfinstyle #parkinsons #penicillinallergy #nutallergies #drugallergies #chicalertmedid #type1 #type2diabetes #livingwithdiabetes #bettersafethansorry #live well

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Grilled Okra and Tomatoes

While you have the grill fired up for burgers and chicken, throw on some veggies too. Sprinkle the okra and tomatoes with fresh basil to enhance their flavor. Curtesy of southern living. 


    Friday, July 24, 2015

    These Socks Rock! Vim&Vigr

    Living with diabetes can be hard on your body, especially your legs. By wearing compression socks, you can improve circulation and improve the health of your feet and legs. Recently while I was at a trade show, my legs and feet where killing by the end of the day and by putting in these magical socks that night the pain just melted away! My feet where happy!! Not to mention they are totally cute!! Highly recommended. Check them out at www.vimvigr.com

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Live your life, take chances, be crazy & don't wait!

    Live your life! Take chances! Be crazy! Don't wait! Live inspired and live well with Chic and Fashionable Medical ID bracelets and pendants from @chicalertmedid Check out the fashionable options, Styles for men, women & children!!
    www.chicalertmedid.com #diabetes #epilepsy #foodallergies #allergies #autism #Alzheimers #awareness #chicalert #medicalid #blooddisorders #addisons #identifyyourself #staysafe #lupus #ms #medicalid #chronicillness #cancerawareness #beamazing #identifyyourselfinstyle #parkinsons #penicillinallergy #nutallergies #drugallergies #chicalertmedid #type1 #type2diabetes #livingwithdiabetes #bettersafethansorry #livewell

    Summer Sunburn Relief

    Check out our top 10 tips to cool that sunburn!

    1. Place a cool compress on sunburned skin. 
    2. Take a cool shower or bath. 
    • Add one cup of cider vinegar to a bath to help balance the pH (acid or alkalinity) of sunburned skin, and promote healing. 
    • Soak in an oatmeal bath. This is especially helpful for itchy sunburned skin. 
    1. Use lotions that contain aloe Vera to soothe and moisturize skin. Some aloe products contain lidocaine, an anesthetic that can help relieve sunburn pain. 
    2. Topical over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone cream may help relieve sunburn pain, itch, and swelling. 
    3. Take over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve) to help relieve pain and inflammation. 
    4. Apply cool, not cold, milk with a clean cloth to your skin. The milk will create a protein film that helps ease sunburn discomfort.
    5. Vitamin E, an antioxidant, can help decrease inflammation caused by sunburn. Use Vitamin E oil on the skin, or take a regular dose of the supplement. 
    6. Apply freshly brewed tea after it has cooled to skin using a clean cloth. The tannic acid in black tea reportedly helps draw heat from sunburned skin, and also aids in restoring the pH balance. 
    7. Cucumbers have natural antioxidant and analgesic properties. Chill cucumbers, then mash in a blender to create a paste, and apply to affected areas including the face.
    8. The best remedy is PREVENTION. Always use sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and avoid direct sun exposure. Curtesy of of medicinenet.com

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    Pill Pack

    Toss your bulky pill organizer and never make a late night pharmacy run again. The ingenious pillpack delivered right to your door! A pre sorted sachets filled with a day's supply of your mess that you tear off and take as needed. Your pills come pre-sorted based on when you take them throughout the day. Each packet is clearly labeled with the date, time and medication names. Super cool and great for travel!! www.pillpack.com

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Back to Americas Mart!!

    It's a beautiful day at Atlanta's Americas Mart! Come see @chicalertmedid for all your medical ID needs. Fashionable & functional medical ID necklaces and bracelets! Protect yourself or s loved one!! Booth 3-5-2513!!! #americasmart #justwhatthedoctorordered #atlmart #medicalid #atlanta #shoptillyoudrop

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Good skin care

    Diabetes can affect every part of the body, including the skin. As many as 1/3 of people with diabetes will have a skin disorder caused or affected by diabetes at some time in their lives. Most skin conditions can be prevented or easily treated if caught early. Talk to your doctor if you have questions or concerns about skin changes or infection.

    Keep your diabetes well managed. People with high glucose levels tend to have dry skin and less ability to fend off harmful bacteria. Both conditions increase the risk of infection.

    Keep skin clean and dry. Use talcum powder in areas where skin touches skin, such as armpits and groin.

    Avoid very hot baths and showers. If your skin is dry, don't use bubble baths. Moisturizing soaps may help. Afterward, use a standard skin lotion, but don't put lotions between toes. The extra moisture there can encourage fungus to grow.

    Prevent dry skin. Scratching dry or itchy skin can open it up and allow infection to set in. Moisturize your skin to prevent chapping, especially in cold or windy weather.

    Treat cuts right away. Wash minor cuts with soap and water. Only use an antibiotic cream or ointment if your doctor says it's okay. Cover minor cuts with sterile gauze. See a doctor right away if you get a major cut, burn, or infection.

    During cold, dry months, keep your home more humid. Bathe less during this weather, if possible.

    Use mild shampoos. 

    Do not use feminine hygiene sprays.

    See a dermatologist (skin doctor) about skin problems if you are not able to solve them yourself.

    Check them every day for sores and cuts. Wear broad, flat shoes that fit well. Check your shoes for foreign objects before putting them on.

    Talk to your doctor or dermatologist (skin doctor) if you are not able to solve a skin problem yourself.

    Curtesy of diabetes.org

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    Succatash Salad

    Succatash is a Native American dish made with corn and shell beans. There are regional variations, and the succotash may be served as a stew or salad; warm or cold; and with many added ingredients, including tomatoes, bell peppers, and even meat. This colorful side dish can be served immediately, or cover and chill up to 3 days. curtesy of myrecipes.com

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Happy 4th of July!!

    Happy 4th of July! Today we celebrate America's Birthday!! #4thofjuly #july4th #redwhiteandblue #america #independenceday #freedom #usa #happybirthday #independence #landthatilove #godblessamerica

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    4th BBQ essentials

    Mix smoked pork from your barbecue into classic deviled eggs, or substitute liquid smoke or crumbled bacon for a similar barbecue flavor. Curtesy of myrecipes.com



      Diabetes Summer Tips

      • Avoid sunburn, it can stress your body and can raise your blood glucose. Wear a good sunscreen, sunglasses and hat when out in the sun. 
      • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Carry a bottle of water with you on walks, etc. 
      • Exercise and do more strenuous activities in the early or later hours of the day when the temperatures are cooler and the sun is not at its peak. 
      • Check blood sugar levels frequently, since they may fluctuate.
      • Remember, extreme temperature changes can have an effect on your diabetes supplies; insulin can break down, blood glucose meters and test strips can be damaged, and altitude can affect blood glucose meter performance. Use insulated bags protected by a cool pack to safely store your supplies, but avoid freezing.
      • Wear light colored clothing made of fabrics that can "breathe."
      • Curtesy of mayoclinic.org