The American Podiatric Medical Association has announced its new "Diabetes: A Path to Poor Circulation" campaign, which will educate the public about the relationship between diabetes and vascular disease. Studies have proven that care provided by a podiatrist can reduce amputation rates by 45 to 85 percent.
"Your feet are an early warning system for vascular disease," said APMA President R. Daniel Davis, DPM. "That is why podiatrists are often the first physicians to spot vascular disease. It's also why it is so important to include a podiatrist as part of your diabetes management team. Vascular disease is serious and can increase your risk for amputation. If your condition worsens, it may be necessary for your podiatrist to refer you to a vascular surgeon."
Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics has launches a special campaign targeting diabetic patients in order to get diabetic patients under regular foot care in order to reduce the unnecessary amputations of feet. Last year over 1,700 diabetic patients who had their feet amputated in Ontario of which over 85% could have been prevented if these patients were under the care of a Chiropodist.
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.