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A Day in the Life of Larry and Roger, A Pair of Diabetic Feet
by Vicki Myhre
GENRE: Non-fiction, Self-help, Self-improvement
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.
“EXERCISE IS GOOD FOR DIABETICS
If you have diabetes—or, for that matter, nearly any other chronic illness—exercise is one of the most powerful tools to help you control your weight and blood sugar. And it can help you feel great too.
The list of exercise benefits is long. Exercise helps control weight, lowers blood pressure, reduces harmful LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, raises healthy HDL cholesterol, strengthens muscles and bones, and reduces anxiety. Exercise can help regulate blood sugar and increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin. Both are important for people with diabetes.
Many studies have documented that exercise is a strong ally in treating diabetes.”
Getting a good amount of exercise is a primary component to our program. Roger and I make sure that we put our daily exercise at the top of our list of things to do. It will help improve our quality of life for absolute certain. Although it’s not always easy to get Roger going, he knows the importance of exercise and will eventually fall into place beside me with a grumble and a half smile.
We like to walk, swim, bike, hike, cross country ski, and golf. The two of us choose to stick to sports in which we feel in control, as that’s important to us. Therefore, we chose to stay away from downhill skiing. We’ll leave that to the adventurous soles. Today, we’re off to the pool once our breakfast settles in our tummies.
For Type 2 Diabetics of all ages, this is the first book to read after your diagnosis. This book has two heroes, Roger and Larry, the two feet of a diabetic person. They are both presented as the opposite of the other. Just like our own personalities, Roger would prefer not to exercise and eat right. Larry does everything right, just like we all desire to eat and exercise properly, but it’s often hard to actually follow through.
Having the two sides of our mind acted out by Larry and Roger, the reader will see that it’s normal to fight against our side that wants to avoid hard work and eating right. But, when they see all the reasons that a diabetic must protect their feet, they are more motivated to do what is needed to keep their feet protected and healthy.
This book has cute animated feet that demonstrate all the points in the book. The book also has green blocks throughout that give factual information. The entire book is easy to read and is useful for a long-term resource to refresh our knowledge of diabetic health tips and foot protection. This book is also important for a caregiver to read, so that they can make sure that they can help the diabetic person have the best health possible.
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
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