Would you be surprised to learn that diabetes is extremely damaging to your feet? High blood sugar damages nerves and blood vessels, which makes the feet especially vulnerable to two things: numbness and slow healing.
These days, at least among podiatry specialists like us at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, his name only comes up when we’re talking about a specific area of the midfoot: the Lisfranc joint complex.
November is Thanksgiving month, of course, and many of us look forward to time spent with our families, sharing a bountiful table. But it’s also American Diabetes Month, an opportunity for diabetics to recommit to keeping their disease under control.
Diabetics who notice any of the following foot problems should make an appointment with a podiatrist right away to minimize the risk of limb loss:
Many of these falls result in a traumatic injury such as a broken hip or brain damage. They can trigger a downward spiral into poor health. They can rob older adults of their independence.
If you’ve got diabetes, you do your best every day to monitor what you eat and drink. You know when it’s time to pull out the test strips and check your blood sugar levels.
It’s National Diabetes Awareness Month, and all of us at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland think it’s a good time to talk about diabetes prevention. Expert podiatrists Dr. Megan L. Oltmann and Dr. Craig B. Frey spend a lot of time treating feet with diabetes-related conditions like poor circulation (PAD) and nerve damage. These […]
Remember the term “juvenile diabetes?” While that name is still around, you’re more likely to hear “Type 1 diabetes” to describe this autoimmune disease. Type 1 diabetes usually strikes a person when they’re quite young. There’s no way to prevent it and there isn’t any cure for it. However, in the United States and many […]
Take our short quiz! Find out what you already know about March 27, 2018 and what it means to podiatrists Dr. Craig B. Frey and Dr. Megan L. Oltmann of Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland: Multiple choice Which medical condition is not a leading cause of death in the United States? a). Diabetes b). […]
November is Diabetes Awareness Month, something we take pretty seriously here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland. What is it about diabetes that we need to be aware of? There are 4 common types. Type 2 – where the body cannot properly process blood glucose. Controllable with proper diet, exercise, and monitoring. Type 1 […]