Posts for tag: prevention
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.
Back in April we did a couple of shows for our local Rogers Television stations in both Mississauga and Brantford on the subject of Diabetes and its relationship with the lower limb. In these shows we discused what diabetes is, how it impacts the lower limb and what role we as specialists in this area have to play. This is not meant to be a comprehensive education on the subject of Diabetes but hopefully it is enlightening and possibly helps identify an important source of prevention for life threatening complications.
The following link is to the Mississauga DayTime show, and as always Brigitte and Jason were engaging and welcoming, thanks again for the opportunity to come and visit.