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DIABETICS MUST TAKE PREVENTATIVE MEASURES TO AVOID COMPLICATIONS: NY PODIATRIST

COMPLICATIONS DUE TO DIABETES ARE THE NUMBER 1 CAUSE OF LOWER-LEG AMPUTATIONS AND ACCOUNT FOR NEARLY 86,000 AMPUTATIONS PER YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES.  DOCTORS ESTIMATE THAT ALMOST 50% OF THESE AMPUTATIONS COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED IF PEOPLE HAD TAKEN BETTER CARE OF THERE FEET. "I CAN'T EMPHASIZE ENOUGH HOW IMPORTANT IT IS FOR A PERSON WITH DIABETES TO PAY RIGOROUS ATTENTION TO THEIR FEET.  FOOT INFECTIONS ARE THE MOST COMMON ISSUE FOR A PERSON WITH DIABETES AND ARE MORE SEVERE AND TAKE LONGER TO HEAL THAN IN A PERSON WITHOUT DIABETES," SAYS DR. ALAN FARBER, NEW YORK PODIATRIST.  FARBER ADDED, "PROPER FOOTCARE IS SIMPLE AND INCLUDES THINGS LIKE USING AN ANTIFUNGAL DAILY, NOT ONLY TO HEAL, BUT TO PREVENT FUNGAL INFECTIONS, AND USING A MOISTURIZER DAILY TO PREVENT DRY, CRACKED SKIN."

ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS TREAT MANY PATIENTS WITH DIABETES AND SO FAR IN OVER 10 YEARS OF PRACICE WE HAVEN'T HAD TO HAVE AN AMPUTATION YET.  WE SPEND A LOT OF TIME EDUCATING OUR PATIENTS ON HOW TO PREVENT ULCERS AND COMPLICATIONS.  WE TRY TO HAVE ALL OUR DIABETIC PATIENTS INVEST IN CUSTOM ORTHOTICS.  THESE ARE IMPORTANT A THEY SUPPORT THE FOOT IN THE PROPER POSITION AND HELP PREVENT PRESSURE POINTS IN THE FOOT WHICH CAN LEAD TO BLISTERS OR ULCERS.  MOST CHIROPODISTS, FOOT DOCTORS, FOOT SPECIALISTS AND PODIATRISTS AGREE THAT IF YOU ARE A DIABETIC PATIENT, YOU SHOULD BE UNDER TO CARE OF A FOOT SPECIALIST FOR AS LONG AS YOU HAVE THE DISEASE, WHICH IS USUALLY THE REST OF YOU LIFE.

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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