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SUN BURNS PRESENT SPECIAL RISK TO DIABETICS STATES MS PODIATRIST

PODIATRIST, DR. VERSHERN EDWARDS STATES, "PEOPLE WITH TYPE-2 DIABETES HAVE A NUMBER OF CONCERNS IN THE HEAT OF THE SUMMER.  STUDIES SHOW THAT EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS INCREASE DURING HEAT WAVES. DIABETES CAUSES LONG-TERM DAMGE IN THE BODY AFFECTING BLOOD VESSELS, NERVES, AND OTHER CRITICAL FUNCTIONS.  THAT PUTS DIABETICS AT RISK FOR A NUMBER OF CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SCORCHING SUN BURN.  THEY HAVE A TENDENCY TO BE DEHYDRATED BECAUSE BLOOD SUGAR IS NOT WELL CONTROLLED AND THE SKIN AND VITAMIN D ARE DISCOMBOBULATED.  THE BEST WAY TO TREAT A SUN BURN BLISTER IS TO LEAVE IT ALONE, AND DON'T POP IT.  IF ANYTHING, COVER IT WITH A LIGHT BANDAGE.  LET NATURE DISSOLVE IT.  IN A COUPLE OF DAYS, IT SHOULD START SHRINKING DOWN.  DIABETICS SHOULD KEEP IN MIND THAT SUN IS A PROVIDER OF THAT IMPORTANT NUTRIENT, VITAMIN D.  IT IS RECOMMENDED YOU GET 15 MINUTES A DAY OUTSIDE DOING THE GARDEN OR WALKING.  JUST KEEP IN MIND THAT SUNNING CAN BE OVERDONE."

IF YOU ARE A DIABETIC AND YOU GET YOURSELF IN A SITUATION WHERE YOU HAVE IN FACT HAVE BLISTERING FROM A SUN BURN , I, DR. JOHN A HARDY RECOMMEND THAT YOU CONSULT A FOOT SPECIALIST SUCH AS A CHIROPODIST IN ORDER THAT YOU DO NOT END UP WITH SECONDARY COMPLICATIONS SUCH AS AN ULCER WHICH CAN BE LIFE THREATENING.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

 

 

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