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Lindsay Clark speaks at Foundation Gala event

Posted by Michelle Estrada | Jan 18, 2017 | Tags: Ambassadors, General | 0 comments

It doesn’t seem fair to not have the best life possible just because they can’t afford a prosthetic limb. The quality of life drastically improves mentally and physically when you have a prosthetic limb. I see this foundation helping so many people improve their lives in every way possible. All it takes is finding the help out there – like this foundation. The foundation is near and dear to my heart. I have been searching my whole life for my passion and I am so glad that I have found it. Any amputee deserves the chance to live an independently and fulfilled life. Take a chance, to give a chance for someone to walk, run, dance and play. Make a difference in this world.
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Make Your Resolutions Stick

Posted by Michelle Estrada | Dec 26, 2016 | Tags: General | 0 comments

The most important thing about New Year’s is that you can realize that it’s a chance to make a fresh start – when it comes to health you can’t really wipe the slate clean – but you can take where you are at and the direction you are heading and turn the car around.
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Meet our Ambassador: Jake Rak

Posted by Michelle Estrada | Dec 13, 2016 | Tags: Ambassadors | 0 comments

The Prosthetics Foundation would like to introduce to you Jake Rak – our newest Ambassador. Jake Rak is a 22 year old amputee from Chicago, Illinois. With a unique outlook on life, we are excited to partner with him to spread hope and awareness not only to the amputee community but globally through social media.
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The National Diabetes Prevention Program

Posted by Michelle Estrada | Nov 23, 2016 | Tags: General, Health | 0 comments

Taking the first steps to changing your health and your lifestyle is never easy. Giving up the things you are used to, even if they are bad for you. Donuts … so bad, yet so, so good. Trading an hour of Netflix for an hour walking? Absolutely, torturous some days.
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Surviving the Holidays

Posted by Michelle Estrada | Nov 09, 2016 | Tags: General, Health | 0 comments

Thanksgiving brings out the inner foodie in everyone. Until this year – I am trying to shove my inner foodie in a dark closet. She doesn’t want to know what she’s missing. Or is she really missing anything?
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NEW GUIDELINES for physical activity from American Diabetes Association

Posted by Michelle Estrada | Oct 26, 2016 | Tags: General, Health | 0 comments

Sedentary behavior—awake time that involves prolonged sitting, such as sitting at a desk on the computer, sitting in a meeting or watching TV—has a negative effect on preventing or managing health problems, including diabetes. Studies have shown improved blood sugar management when prolonged sitting is interrupted every 30 minutes—with three minutes or more of standing or light-intensity activities
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Step on up – counting steps to a healthy you

Posted by Michelle Estrada | Oct 19, 2016 | Tags: General, Health | 0 comments

When it comes to your health and it’s no longer just about getting cute for bikini season – it’s really important that you start somewhere even if it’s not the gym.
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Use Breakfast to lower your blood sugar

Posted by Michelle Estrada | Oct 12, 2016 | Tags: General, Health | 0 comments

There are so many options to eat well and still manage your blood sugar levels – as well as properly fueling your body for the day ahead. No need to skip and eat cardboard for breakfast. Eating great things in moderation and paired together to make the best choices can really boost your health and give you the get up and go to get going!
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Tis the season .. for CINNAMON!

Posted by Michelle Estrada | Oct 05, 2016 | Tags: General, Health | 0 comments

Cinnamon is a spice that we have come to have a love/hate relationship with. Especially around the holidays because it’s in EVERYTHING! It might not really be, but it sure seems like it. Sometimes we hate to love it – and by the end of December we might love to hate it. Not only is it a seasonal treat – cinnamon has health benefits that work all year long.
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Working out the kinks: exercising diabetes prevention

Posted by Michelle Estrada | Sep 28, 2016 | Tags: General, Health | 0 comments

We live in a world that is absolutely body obsessed. No one is skinny enough - the next day its love the body you are in. But what happens when the body you are in is fighting back with some awful side effects and is losing the ability to function. You just can't love that. So how do we fix it?
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Talk is cheap.. or is it?

Posted by Michelle Estrada | Sep 21, 2016 | Tags: General | 0 comments

We as humans are social by nature. When something good happens to us we want to call our loved ones and tell them about it. When you have a problem you want a sounding board to run your ideas off of. And the same holds true when a crisis comes your way. We are designed to talk about it. Penting up your feelings physically causes other issues. It will literally make you sick.
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Easy, Healthy Mug Recipes for One

Posted by Michelle Estrada | Sep 14, 2016 | Tags: General, Health | 0 comments

Many people in our society find themselves low income, living alone or at the very least having to provide 2 out of 3 meals a day for themselves. Cooking for one from scratch can be a cumbersome task, especially if time is limited. So how can you get a healthy, easy meal that is filling and meets your dietary requirements to keep your health in check?
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What are the types of diabetes?

Posted by Michelle Estrada | Sep 07, 2016 | Tags: General, Health | 0 comments

The doctor has told you that you have diabetes. Now what? What should you know and what should you do? The first question should be what type of diabetes you have and what that means for you. Knowing what type - Type 1 or Type 2 - you have will not only help your medical team create a treatment plan but also help you prevent complications that can range from mild to severe. All complications left untreated end up severe.
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Questions to Ask During a Medical Appointment

Posted by Michelle Estrada | Aug 31, 2016 | Tags: General, Health | 0 comments

While any diagnosis is daunting to talk to a medical professional about, its important to ask these questions and make sure you understand the answers. Getting the treatment you need before the issue gets worse will prevent needing more life altering treatment options later on.
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Tips for Talking with your Doctor

Posted by Michelle Estrada | Aug 24, 2016 | Tags: General, Health | 0 comments

The biggest topic of discussion when going to a doctor’s office is usually the wait times. People will choose doctors based on not only their skill but the wait times. Let’s face it, no one wants to wait for an hour or more just to be seen for a few minutes. The typical doctor’s appointment can last anywhere between 5 – 15 minutes. Of course regardless of whether it’s 5 or 15 minutes – it will never feel like enough time to get out everything you want to say.
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Meal Planning - Decoding Food Labels

Posted by Michelle Estrada | Aug 17, 2016 | Tags: General, Health | 0 comments

Food labels can be sneaky. Carb counting, serving sizes, fats, calories, sugars, fiber - what is it all about? Find out how to read the nutrition labels and how it can help you plan a diabetic friendly meal that is healthy, tasty and not hard on the glucose!
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Meal Planning for Diabetics

Posted by Michelle Estrada | Aug 10, 2016 | Tags: General, Health | 0 comments

Making good choices when it comes to meal planning is the key to getting starting either managing your diabetes or preventing it all together.
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New Website

Posted by Ryan | Mar 16, 2016 | Tags: General | 0 comments

Our new website was redesigned for amputees to learn about our organization and to allow potential donors to donate at different levels to help in our cause.
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