PODIATRIST DISCUSSES DIABETES AND PODIATRY
posted: Aug 14, 2019.
Dr. Ira Kraus has seen first-hand how diabetes can affect people. “My father’s father passed away at the age of 33 due to complications of kidney malfunction secondary to diabetes,” he said. “My father developed late-onset diabetes. His sister and mother also had diabetes, so it is very prevalent on my father’s side of the family. Both my brother and I feel blessed we have not developed diabetes at this point in our lives, but we’re definitely affected by it.”
|Dr. Ira Kraus|
When he started practicing podiatry, there was not a lot of focus on diabetic foot care. “I felt that diabetes wasn’t really being treated as well as it should be,” he said. “We started seeing that there was more of a need for diabetic foot care. I felt we would be able to help the patient by offering more specialized services. I have found that practicing diabetic foot care is very rewarding. The patients are very thankful because many of them suffer from different types of ailments and pains, and we’re able to help make them feel better.”
Source: Laura Kolodjeski, Discuss Diabetes
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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