What diabetics need to know about surgery

Patients with diabetes know that the disease complicates everyday life, from testing your blood sugar to dietary changes. Most are aware that it can also have long-term consequences on your health, especially your heart, kidneys and blood vessels. Not all realise that it can complicate routine surgery, from medication changes to your recovery. Here are four things you need to know about surgery if you have diabetes. Medication changes Some blood sugar medications need to be stopped before surgery or taken at different times.   Read More...

Fighting Feet

Training in any martial art can be taxing on your feet, especially if you are training without footwear like you would do in some kung fu schools. Training barefooted can be great for developing additional strength in the feet because of the reduction in support of the arches, but also because it allows you to grip the mat with your toes for stability. This is essential when training judo, karate and jiu jitsu .   Read More...