Corporate Partner Spotlight


JULY
 
ONE SWEET CORPORATE PARTNER: RXSUGAR
 
Introducing our sweet new corporate partner – RxSugar! Healthy eating is a cornerstone of healthy living — with or without diabetes. However, if you have diabetes, you need to know how foods affect your blood sugar levels. It's not only the type of food you eat but also how much you eat and the combinations of food types you eat. Keeping your blood sugar levels within the range recommended by your doctor can be challenging.

According to RXSugar, they developed a sugar substitute that is 100% natural and guarantees no sugar spikes. RxSugar is the best-selling allulose brand in America. Allulose is 70% as sweet as sucrose (sugar). For those looking to cut their calorie intake, or manage their blood sugar, allulose’s good taste will help you stick to a healthy diet. RxSugarFor a limited time, RxSugar is offering the DRIF community 20% off any RxSugar purchase. Simply click here and enjoy the sweet magic of allulose without the stress.

Many people with or without diabetes turn to artificial sweeteners, but research shows they may have health risks. Fortunately, there are natural sweeteners that, at least so far, appear to be more benign, even beneficial. This increasingly popular option of natural sweeteners is plant-derived, making them distinct from artificial sugars. There are many alternatives to white sugar. Allulose is one of the newer alternatives sugars on the market and has been touted for its authentic flavor as a sugar substitute. Unlike many competing alternative sugars, allulose is real sugar, but a rare one, found in very small quantities in natural ingredients.
 
For more information on their products, reviews, and science, visit rxsugar.com
 
 

 
 
MAY/JUNE

NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR EXTRA DIABETES SUPPLIES? WE CAN HELP. 

Diabetes Supplies

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in the US. More than 34 million Americans suffering from diabetes contribute to the nation’s $3.8 trillion in annual health care. Having diabetes comes at a cost, not just physically and mentally, but also financially.

For people with diabetes, the ability to check their own blood glucose is crucial to managing their condition. It’s typically done with a portable device known as a blood glucose meter, which works with test strips to display the amount of glucose in the patient’s blood. The cost of a standard glucose meter is comparatively low, but the cost of test strips can add up — similar to purchasing a printer with pricey ink cartridges.

The expense of these test strips can really make a difference. That is why the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is partnering with First Alert Diabetic. First Alert DiabeticFirst Alert Diabetic buys unused, unexpired, sealed extra diabetes test strips. All the strips that are sold to them go directly into the hands of those without health insurance. Through this partnership, rather than selling your strips for cash, people can donate the strips to First Alert Diabetic and 100% of what you would receive in cash will be donated to the DRI. The donated strips will help contribute to finding a cure for diabetes and make sure that those families who need the extra help now have test strips to lessen the burden.

Donating is super easy! Simply start by clicking the donate button below:




First Alert Diabetic will then provide current market pricing for the brands they buy. You will receive an email with a prepaid shipping label, at which point, you will put the test strips in a box where you can either do one of three things:

(1) Go online to USPS and schedule a free pickup

(2) Call to schedule a free pick-up

(3) You can drop off your package(s) at your local Post Office

Your donation of unused supplies will not only help our mission to find a cure for diabetes but help families in need of supplies. Join the DRI and First Alert Diabetics in finding a cure for diabetes now. Donate today!

 

Sources:
https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/factsheets/diabetes-prediabetes.htm
https://professional.diabetes.org/sites/professional.diabetes.org/files/media/db201811.pdf
https://www.goodrx.com/diabetes/annual-cost-of-managing-diabetes-and-treating-uncontrolled-diabetes
https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/41/5/917

 

 


FEBRUARY

HEALTHY FEET are HAPPY FEET!

People with diabetes are probably familiar with the importance of foot care. According to the CDC, about half of all people with diabetes have some kind of diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage and there are four different kinds: peripheral, autonomic, focal, and proximal neuropathy. Nerve damage can happen in any part of your body, but nerves in your feet and legs are the most common. This condition may result in pain, numbness, and tingling in your feet.

Healthcare professionals recommend checking your feet every day and early treatment can reduce the risk of complications. Some other tips for healthy feet are washing your feet every day in warm water, never go barefoot to avoid injury, wear shoes the fit well, make sure to trim your toenails straight across, and keep the blood flowing. One of the ways to make sure you have proper blood flow in your legs and feet is by wearing the right pair of socks. The Diabetic Sock Club can help with taking care of your foot regimen. Diabetic socks are designed to provide more pressure at the foot and less pressure on the calves to help maintain proper circulation to the lower extremities. These socks can also help prevent blood clots, and assist in relieving achy legs. In business for 10+ years, the Diabetic Sock Club is proud to be a Made in America company. The go-to-choice for thousands, DSC prides itself in delivering quality, comfort, and great-fitting socks!

The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is proud to announce a partnership with the Diabetic Sock Club. During the month of February visit www.diabeticsockclub.com to save 20% of your purchase when you use code: DRI20.

The Diabetic Sock Club can help with taking care of your foot regimen. Diabetic socks are designed to provide more pressure at the foot and less pressure on the calves to help maintain proper circulation to the lower extremities. These socks can also help prevent blood clots, and assist in relieving achy legs. In business for 10+ years, the Diabetic Sock Club is proud to be a Made in America company. The go-to-choice for thousands, DSC prides itself in delivering quality, comfort, and great fitting socks!

The Diabetic Sock Club is also offering a DRI Donate button at check- out and all donations will go directly to the Diabetes Research Institute to support research for a cure for diabetes. You can feel confident in your purchase if for any reason your socks get a hole or wear out within the first year, just send them back and DSC will replace them at no additional charge.

Following good foot care habits will go a long way toward keeping your feet healthy. Support your feet and support the best hope for a cure!


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Sources:
https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/library/features/healthy-feet.html
https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/preventing-problems/nerve-damage-diabetic-neuropathies%20
https://diabeticsockclub.com/

 
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