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.
Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) chooses a theme for World Diabetes Day, which is observed every year on November 14.
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.
Dr. Megan L. Oltmann and Dr. Craig B. Frey of Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland are very dedicated to caring for our diabetic patients.
Baby, it’s cold outside! Cold temps can pose a challenge to anyone’s feet. But the cold, hard truth is that diabetics must pay special attention. At Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, we’d like to remind our diabetic patients that protecting your feet is more urgent than it is for most people. And that includes […]
If you’ve never heard of Charcot foot, you’re not alone. It’s a complication of the diabetic foot that’s becoming more prevalent as diabetes itself spreads throughout the world population. What’s Charcot foot? The first thing podiatrists Craig B. Frey, DPM and Megan L. Oltmann, DPM want you to know is that the name “Charcot foot” […]
Would it surprise you to know that some people walk around with symptom of diabetes for several years before they even realize something’s happening to them? It can happen. The warning signs can be subtle. They may not bring diabetes to mind as a possible cause. Dr. Craig B. Frey and Dr. Megan L. Oltmann […]
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 Gumby? He’s that green, clay cartoon character whose outrageous flexibility helps him out of tricky situations. You may not ever need to stretch your legs to three times their length like this animated TV and movie star, but being able to stretch certainly has its advantages, especially as we get older. Having good flexibility […]
You’re out for a walk when suddenly you get a sharp pain in the bottom of your foot. “Hold on,” you tell your friend, “I’ve got to take this pebble out of my shoe.” You remove your sneaker only to find the pebble is non-existent. You haven’t got a rock in your shoe. You’ve got […]