All of us at Montgomery Foot Care Specialists consider diabetes to be one of the biggest threats to our patients’ feet.
Our diabetic patients here at Montgomery Foot Care Specialists know that daily foot exams are an essential part of their self-care. Foot complications are very common for anyone with diabetes – even for those who do a good job of controlling their blood sugar.
Because November is Diabetes Awareness Month, Montgomery County podiatrists Dr. Chanda L. Day-Houts and Dr. Heidi M. Christie want to take this opportunity to encourage our diabetic patients.
We read so much about the effects of diabetes on the human body- as we should! High blood sugar and a failing pancreas affect just about every bodily system.
Diabetes is a serious disease characterized by the body’s inability to produce insulin or to use insulin properly. Without enough insulin, blood sugar levels rise to dangerous levels, wreaking havoc throughout the body…
Whether you’ve had diabetes for a long time or you’ve just been diagnosed, we encourage you to be mindful of your feet at all times. Foot problems are extremely common among diabetics.
Diabetics, however, often have problems with circulation in their lower limbs. When there’s not enough blood flowing down to your feet, ulcers don’t always heal easily.
To understand diabetes, it helps to know a little bit about the pancreas. The pancreas is an organ located to the rear of the stomach.
With the introduction of the iPhone around 2007, the word “app” became synonymous with something that could make our life easier. So it is with apps that help people with medical conditions like diabetes.
Many of our patients here at Montgomery Foot Care Specialists have diabetes. It’s a disease that affects a person’s life and health in many, many ways.