For patients with diabetes, we at Podiatry Center of New Jersey know that one of the primary concerns is avoiding complications. The feet, being the part of the body farthest from the heart, have the hardest time healing, especially when poor circulation is present as is often the case in patients with diabetes. Peripheral neuropathy […]
It’s American Diabetes Month, and at the Podiatry Center of New Jersey, it’s a great opportunity for us to share some information about this disease which affects more than 37 million adults and children in the US, and how crucial diabetic foot care is. Diabetes is associated with poor circulation and neuropathy, which can cause numerous podiatric […]
If you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you probably have a lot to deal with: new medications, modifications to your diet, lifestyle changes, and more. Our podiatrists are aware that it can all seem overwhelming yet want to take this opportunity to encourage you to add just one more thing to the list of ways […]
While it’s always a good idea to regularly monitor and care for your feet, in recognition of American Diabetes Month we’d like to reach out with this advice for all of our patients who are managing this potential dreadful disease. Fortunately, with proper medication, diet, exercise, and regular visits to your podiatrist, you can minimize […]
The increase in blood glucose levels that accompanies diabetes may cause nerve damage in the extremities.
Diabetes is a disease that affects millions of people worldwide. With November being Diabetes Awareness Month, take some time to make sure you and any of your loved ones who may be suffering from diabetes are taking the necessary steps to properly treat and manage their disease.
The numbness caused by the nerve damage that is prevalent in patients who have diabetes can lead to complications when a foot injury isn’t felt, and infection rapidly sets in and progresses.
Diabetes affects millions of people worldwide. One of the first major symptoms of this dreadful affliction is peripheral neuropathy (numbness) caused by nerve damage. The damage to the nerves is a result of excess sugar circulating in the blood. Some symptoms of diabetic nerve damage include: Numbness Shooting, burning, or pins and needles pain in […]
It’s always a good idea to monitor and care for your feet, and this advice goes all the more so for patients with diabetes. Due to all the terrible foot problems that can arise with inadequate treatment and prevention techniques, individuals with diabetes need to be ever vigilant to ensure that their feet are in […]
For patients who have diabetes, the need to be particularly observant when it comes to cuts, blisters, and scrapes on their feet should be taken very seriously. Two of the most common complications of diabetes include peripheral neuropathy and peripheral artery disease, each of which can contribute to the formation of a potentially deadly foot […]