The possibility of amputation for people with diabetes has increased because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Don’t put off proper diabetic foot care.
American Diabetes Month (November) raises awareness of a disease that affects 34 million of our citizens.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. We are taking this moment to quash some typical myths about this disease that affects so many people.
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 […]