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.
There’s a lot of “fake news” out there regarding diabetes. It’s not that the media is printing misinformation. It’s more like old wives’ tales are getting passed on from generation to generation. Someone in your family has diabetes, but you never really ask them about it. You make assumptions that sound right but really aren’t […]
Let’s say you’re having trouble walking. Gradually, over the previous weeks or months, you’re not able to keep up like you used to. Your feet are tired. Walking has been causing you foot pain that you can’t really explain. There could be several reasons for foot pain. One reason that you want to address as […]
You’ve probably heard the terms “insulin resistant” and “insulin resistance” tossed around, but do you really understand what they mean? It’s important to sort out all this business about insulin in the human body because if you have resistance and don’t fix it, you’re traveling headlong down a road with curves marked “danger” and a […]
Wiggle your fingers against the soles of a loved one’s foot and wait for the gales of laughter – they won’t take long. Feet are one of the most ticklish places on the human body. That’s because there are more nerve endings per square centimeter in the soles of our feet than in any other […]
No doubt you’ve heard the terms “high blood sugar” and “high blood glucose.” Here in the South, you might even hear someone say “He’s got the sugar.” They’re all referring to the same illness: diabetes mellitus, or just plain diabetes. There are a few types of diabetes: Type 1, formerly known as juvenile diabetes, since […]
Even though diabetes is a serious disease, with careful attention to diet and exercise, it can be well-managed. It’s only when you’ve had the disease for a long time or when levels of sugar in the blood remain uncontrolled that the long-term effects of diabetes take hold. Specifically, diabetes can wreak havoc on the body’s […]
When it comes to diabetes and the complications your feet can suffer from it, we have some advice: stay woke!! If you haven’t been very active on social media, you may be raising your eyebrows at that [slightly grammatically annoying] advice. But it’s pretty simple: “Stay woke” is current lingo that means “educate yourself and […]