According to The American Podiatric Medical Association, “more than 65,000 lower limbs are amputated yearly from diabetes complications. Including a podiatrist in your diabetes care plan can reduce the risk of lower limb amputation up to 85% and lower the risk of hospitalization for foot problems up to 24%”.
Restless Leg Syndrome (or RLS) affects more than 12 million Americans a year. There is no specific test to diagnose it but a physical and neurological exam along with mention of certain symptoms can help the physician make the diagnosis.
Discussing family history (since genetics plays a component), sleep patterns, creeping sensation patterns as well as current […]
This week I consulted with a new patient who was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The only thing he could focus on during the hour long education session was proper foot care. The reason is – he has a family who had 3 male generations of diabetes and each member of that family had an […]
Since 1906, Dr. Scholl’s has been in the business of creating comfort for feet of men and women. They lead the way in foot wear technology and their name is the most trusted in the foot care industry. The diabetes and therapeutic socks look like regular socks used for dress, work or play, yet the support […]
Proper foot care is paramount to the overall treatment of diabetes; it is essential that utilizing any preventative measure to ensure the reduction of complications should be included in a treatment plan. It is also well established that wearing socks when you have diabetes is important for daily foot care but are there […]
One common complication that occurs in 60-70% of people with diabetes is neuropathy or nerve damage. This is a lack of sensation or loss of ability to feel pain, hot or cold, usually in the feet. Diabetes can cause poor circulation or blood flow as well, and this dangerous combination may lead to foot ulcers or […]
Summer is finally here and nothing beats wiggling your toes in the sand or the surf after a long freezing winter. The problem is, if you have diabetes, the risk of kicking off your shoes is not worth it.
According to The California Podiatrist Medical association nearly 55,000 Americans with diabetes suffer from a lower limb amputation […]
Today I share with you the true story of how something so small as a paperclip can lead to a life threatening situation for a Diabetic. I tell you this story as a podiatrist who has treated diabetic patients for over 30 years, and seen many devastating complications resulting from diabetes. It is my hope that this story will help you avoid such complications.
How much attention do you give your feet? Many people who have diabetes are unaware of the problems that may occur in their feet without proper preventative care. As a board certified podiatrist for over 25 years, I have seen thousands of diabetic patients with common foot problems that I would like to inform you about, […]