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Treating Diabetes, or more importantly the effects of poorly controlled blood sugar on the lower limb is an increasingly frequent part of our daily practice.
Many of the dire consequences referred to in this article can be avoided or at least minimized with the timely intervention or early detection by a Podiatrist or Chiropodist.
Diabetes like most systemic decease processes are not constant and require ongoing monitoring the frequency of which is dependant upon several factors. The more important of these being vascular status, neurological condition, presence or history of wounds and functionality of the feet.
A deterioration any one of the above, or more frequently a combination of all of the above can lead to a rapid down ward spiral in the health of the lower limb and subsequent systemic health.
Today we were back on Roger Television answering questions about plantar warts. This very common skin infection is frequently misdiagnosed and often mistreated. This show is intended to debunk some of the myths and provide some facts on the matter.
Hopefully we will upload the video of the show in the next couple of weeks for those of you who dont have us visiting you in your homes via Rogers television this afternoon and evening.
Tomorrw we are back with Ted at Rogers Television for another episode of their day time show "Inside Brant".
Given that March Break starts for many this comming weekend we thought it might be a good idea to cover some considerations regarding foot health. For many March break means a welcome break for many familys to escape to the sun or for others it may be a week of winter sports. Regardless, both are dramatic changes from the normal every day life and bring their own joys and potential for injury.
Tomorrow November 14th is World Diabetes Day.
If on no other day of the year:
If someone you love suffers from diabetes or is at risk of developing diabetes, and has not taken steps to manage their condition. Urge them to seek help to confirm their diagnosis or find council to assist them control their blood sugar levels. Sometimes all that is needed is to know our family is behind us and willing to participate in simple dietary changes. In most cases those changes can have long reaching benifits to all of us regardless of our diabetic state.
For extensive information about Diabetes follow the link above to Public Health Canada or contact or offices for care, evaluation or education pertaining to Diabetes or foot health in general.
November 14Th is World Diabetes Day, the purpose of which is to raise global awareness of the disease, its increasing previlence and its close proximity to all of our lives. In the past we have educated and counciled patients on a daily basis in our own offices and through direct intervention helped save limbs and lives. The more we can raise awareness of this disease the great the possiblity of curbing the trend of increasing numbers suffering from diabetes. For a link to this even click on the image below, and for more general information on diabetes follow the link to the episode of our monthly show with Rogers Television on Diabetes and the Lower Limb.