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DIABETES NOW CONSIDERED 'A NATIONAL EPIDEMIC' IN THE BAHAMAS

"DIABETES IS NOW CONSIDERED ' A NATIONAL EPIDEMIC' IN THE BAHAMAS AND IS THE FIFTH LEADING CAUSE OF DEALTH FOR ALL AGES WITH THE RATE OF 29.2 DEATHS PER 100,000 PERSONS ANNUALLY,"  MINISTER OF HEALTH, DR. THE HON. PERRY GOMEZ SAID.  A SYMPOSIUM, HELD UNDER THE THEME: "DIABETIC FOOT 101: SAVING LIVES,"THESE INCLUDE DISCUSSIONS ON DIABETIC PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY; COMPREHENSIVE FOOT EXAMINATIONS; HEALING DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS, AND TREATING DIABETIC FOOT INFECTIONS WAS RECENTLY HELD IN THE BAHAMAS CONFRONTING THIS EPIDEMIC.

ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS TREAT MANY DIABETIC PATIENTS.  ALL DIABETIC PATIENTS SHOULD BE UNDER LIFELONG CARE FROM A FOOT SPECIALIST AS DIABETES HAS A PREDILECTION FOR THE FEMORAL NERVE AND LOWER LIMB.  AT OUR OFFICE WE HAVE INVESTED IN THE NC-STAT WHICH IS A COMPUTER WHICH TESTS FOR (DPN) DIABETIC PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY AND IS THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY AND CAN DETECT PRE-DIABETIC PATIENTS.  DIABETIC PATIENTS SHOULD ALSO BE WEARING CUSTOM ORTHOTICS SO AS TO DISTRIBUTE THE WEIGHT EVENLY OVER THE SOLE OF THEIR FOOT AND LESSEN THE CHANCE OF FOOT ULCERS WHICH CAN BE LIFE- THREATENING WHEN AMPUTATIONS ARE INVOLVED.  WE ALSO ADVISE OUR DIABETIC PATIENTS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING PROPER WEIGHT LEVELS.  MANY TIMES TYPE II DIABETIC PATIENTS WILL BECOME SYMPTOM FREE IF THEY REACH THEIR TARGET WEIGHT.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. HARDY AND MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE, TORONTO CHIROPODIST AND TORONTO FOOT SPECIALIST AND THE TEAM FROM ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

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