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American Diabetes Month: How Lift Chairs Can Help a Person With Diabetes

American Diabetes Month: How Lift Chairs Can Help a Person With Diabetes

In March, we celebrate American Diabetes Month, which is the perfect time to learn more about managing diabetes. Diabetes affects many individuals' lives and more than 37 million people in the United States have diabetes (CDC). Our selection of lift chairs can assist those with diabetes by providing them with added benefits at home. Continue reading to learn more about how they can be beneficial to someone living with diabetes.

What Is Diabetes? 

Diabetes is a condition that affects how your body breaks down food and turns it into energy. For individuals with diabetes, their bodies don’t produce enough or any insulin, which can cause serious health problems. There are different types of diabetes such as type 1, type 2, and gestational. Diabetes can cause many other health conditions like edema, fatigue, high blood pressure, and diabetic neurotherapy. There isn’t a cure yet for diabetes but there are helpful tools to make living with diabetes more manageable.  

How Can a Lift Chair Help? 

A lift chair can provide health benefits for different individuals living with various health conditions. Here are a few ways that a lift chair can help a person with diabetes: 

Increases Comfort 
  • Diabetes can cause joint and nerve pain, making everyday life more difficult and uncomfortable. Some cases of diabetes can also be linked to rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, making joint pain even worse. A lift chair can help provide relief by reducing inflammation, assisting with sitting and standing, and improving circulation!  
Manage Edema  
  • Diabetes can also cause edema, which is when the legs and feet swell due to an excess buildup of fluid. Edema can be extremely uncomfortable, cause pain, and limit mobility. To help combat these symptoms, utilizing a lift chair can be very beneficial. Lift chairs allow individuals to easily elevate their legs and feet which can improve circulation and blood flow to the legs, and in turn, reducing swelling and pain.  
Manage Diabetic Neurotherapy  
  • Diabetes can also lead to diabetic neurotherapy. Diabetic neurotherapy is a type of nerve damage that most commonly damages the nerves in the legs and feet. Neurotherapy can cause symptoms including pain, numbness in the legs and feet, and loss of balance. A lift chair is a great way to provide relief and treatment for those with diabetic neurotherapy. A lift chair can make caregiving easier, elevating the legs easier with multiple position options, and can assist with sitting and standing that may have become more difficult with the loss of balance.  

Lift chairs can provide assistance, relief, and treatment to many different individuals. When it comes to lift chairs—the possibilities are endless! If you or a loved one is struggling with the effects of diabetes, our lift chairs are the perfect solution. Visit our website to see our selection of lift chairs or contact our team if you have any questions!  


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