Sitting At A Computer With Diabetes.
Sitting At A Computer With Diabetes.
August 27, 2010 Friday.
I never needed diabetes. No one needs it. I am not a medical doctor, but I have diabetes. My doctors tell me I need to lose weight and he is correct.
If you enjoy writing hubs to Hub Pages in front of your computer, and you have diabetes, then I am going to tell you what I do, and what I probably will do.
I am always thinking about the best chair that I can possibly sit in that is comfortable. The chair I use is a swivel type executive chair that I purchased on sale at Office Depot.
I really do not know if my chair is leather, or vinyl. I love the way it swivels even though I do not turn here or there very much because I am careful with the sides of my body, or with my hips. My chair can rock but I actually rarely ever rock it. I think it may have cost somewhere between $100 to $150. I bought it on sale. Naturally you can pay more for a good chair, but make sure you get something that is good for your back and posture.
Not everyone has a lot of money. If your just starting out on elevating your feet, find two good large boxes, with two good tops and put stuff in them to keep them a little heavy and stationary. Now place a soft pillow on top of each box and get them situated where your feet can rest comfortably on them under your computer desk. You can place one foot on one box and place the other foot on the other box. Put the pillows on top of the boxes.
In a furniture store you will find what you need. You may be able to find large cushions for your feet at a department store rather cheap, or even at a yard sale. Do not forget to talk to your doctor about the elevation of your feet and legs. Let your doctor know what your doing and get suggestions from you physicians.
Also find out what kind of moving exercises you can do for your feet while your sitting down.
My chair is also and adjustable chair. It adjusts in height and has four wheels on four legs. My chair has around five years of use on it. I bought a chair that Joann would be comfortable in as well.
My legs and feet concern me a lot. Diabetics do not want to get cut or bruised , and they like good blood circulation to their legs and feet , and in fact everywhere good blood circulation should be.
Diabetics are told often, that when their sitting down they should elevate their legs and feet off the floors. Plan on talking to your physicians about how high you should elevate your legs and feet , but in the meantime get your feet off the floor if your sitting at a computer , and elevate them if you can, because by doing so, it will reduce swelling in your feet.
Talking about my feet is not exactly what I had in mind, but it is important that diabetics discuss matters to help one another. So I hope this hub will be helpful.
Always plan on a comfortable sitting position , and chair if you have diabetes. Regardless of whether you have diabetes or not, a good comfortable desk chair will help your back.
If your resting your feet in an elevated manner, have a path for your feet to move about safely and freely. It would be nice if there were no computer wires or cables or anything that your feet would have to touch. It would be nice if there were no sharp metal areas near your legs, or feet, on or near your computer desks of any kind.
Sometimes it is easy to fall asleep while working at your computer. Let me tell you about a silly mistake I made that could have been kind of dangerous.
Yesterday I accidentally went to sleep while doing little tasks here and there on my computer. If my feet would have been elevated more safely to where my right foot could have exited it's position quickly without getting injured I would have been better off.
It was one of my violent dreams. My background jobs probably are the culprits. In my dream I experienced and attack by and imaginary enemy in a combative situation in a silly dream. Swiftly in my dream I moved my right foot and leg backward very fast as if to swiftly backwardly kick and attacker , and struck the bottom of my foot on a sharp area of my computer desk. The impact was painful, and I cut myself.
Quickly I screamed like a maniac for Joann's help. She yelled out " What the living hell did you do this time?" I told her what I did. Joann came and checked the bottom of my foot and discovered that I did have a small nick under my foot and a small scratch. She poured some peroxide on the cut and quickly applied some antibiotic ointment on the area. Usually it is a good idea to see a doctor if you cut yourself and your a diabetic especially if you injure your feet.
I did not go to a hospital. However for safety first maybe I should have, but I did not. Anyway I am O.K.
The point I am getting at here is to elevate your feet in a comfortable manner if you can, under your desk, and have a safe exit route for your feet if you have to move your legs and feet around often.
Do not let wires or sharp metal objects on any desk hinder the free movement of your legs and feet. If you do not have these conveniences, then it is a good idea to plan ahead on them if your a diabetic.
Learn from my silly mistakes. I make plenty of them. God Bless Everyone.