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PODIATRIST PROVIDES FOOTCARE TIPS FOR DIABETICS

DR. LIBBY PUTNAM, A GEORGIA PODIATRIST, SEES MANY DIABETIC PATIENTS IN HER PRACTICE WITH THE ATLANTIC FOOT AND ANKLE SPECIALISTS.  SHE RECOMMENDS THAT "DIABETICS RELIGIOUSLY CHECK THEIR BLOOD SUGAR SO THEY CAN CONTROL LEVELS.  THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT HABIT, AND UNFORTUNATELY REQUIRES THE MOST TIME AND ENERGY.  WHEN YOUR BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL IS TOO HIGH, IT DAMAGES NERVES AS WELL AS SMALL BLOOD VESSELS, AND NOT JUST YOUR FEET.  IF YOUR NERVES NO LONGER FUNCTION NORMALLY, YOU MAY EXPERIENCE PAIN, BURNING, TINGLING OR NUMBNESS."

PODIATRIST PUTNAM RECOMMENDS "THAT EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY DIABETICS, SHOULD GET TO KNOW THEIR FEET AND DO REGULAR INSPECTIONS SO THEY WILL KNOW WHEN SOMETHING CHANGES. LOOK AT THEM EVERYDAY.  IT IS AMAZING HOW MANY PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WHAT THEIR FEET LOOK LIKE.  I HAVE ASKED MANY PEOPLE HOW LONG A LARGE FRECKLE, HEALED SCAR OR WOUND HAS BEEN ON THEIR FOOT, AND THEY SAY THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THEY'VE NOTICED IT.  IF YOU BECOME FAMILIAR WITH  YOUR FEET, YOU'LL NOTICE WHEN SOMETHING POPS UP, LIKE A BIT OF SWELLING, DISCOLOURATION, LOSS OF HAIR OR TEXTURE CHANGES IN YOUR SKIN. ALL OF THESE THINGS GIVES YOUR DOCTOR INFORMATION."

AT ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS WE TREAT A LOT OF DIABETIC PATIENTS.  WE HAVE INVESTED IN THE NT-STAT WHICH DETECTS THE EARLY STAGES OF DIABETIC PERIPHERAL NEUROPOTHY (DPN).  THIS IS THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY AND CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT SETS OUR CLINIC APART.

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

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