Category: Diabetes

Travel Tips for People with Diabetes

Visit the podiatrist before you go. If it’s been a year or more since your last diabetic foot exam, consider making an appointment with board-certified podiatrist Kenneth R. Wilhelm before you travel this summer. Diabetes affects the nerves and blood vessels of the feet, making it difficult for many people with diabetes to detect a […]

5 Thanksgiving Tips for the Diabetic

Navigating the Thanksgiving table has always been a challenge for people with diabetes. Many will find it more challenging this year because of the pandemic. They’re more stressed – and fighting the urge to stress-eat! They haven’t been exercising as much because the gym is closed or too crowded for comfort. Maybe they’ve put on […]

COVID-19 Hits People with Diabetes Especially Hard

Two stories are in the news this month: Diabetes. November is Diabetes Awareness Month when the American Diabetes Association encourages everyone to learn more about the disease. COVID-19. Yes, it’s still very much in the news, especially in Fairfax County, where the infection rate is rising faster than in any other county in Virginia. There’s […]

For Feet’s Sake, Stay Away from Nicotine

It’s been several decades since smoking was proven to cause lung cancer and chronic upper respiratory infections. Even smokers are well aware of all the health risks they’re taking when they light up. Or are they? Fairfax County podiatrist Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm of Clifton Foot & Ankle Center has some news that may be […]

What’s Your Risk of Diabetes?

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the world. The World Health Organization tells us that there are 422 million people on Earth with this blood sugar disease. Today, about 1 in 10 U.S. citizens are afflicted. But the news gets even grimmer: scientists predict that the number of Americans with diabetes […]

Diabetes Awareness: What Does it Mean?

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, which we’re pleased to observe every year at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center. But what exactly does it mean to be diabetes-aware? What does the medical profession hope to impart to all people during this “awareness” month? Board-certified podiatrist Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm hopes that bringing awareness of the many […]

Diabetes Myths

Diabetic foot care is a part of each day for board-certified podiatrist Kenneth R. Wilhelm, DPM of Clifton Foot & Ankle Center. Many of our diabetic patients are well-educated about how to care for their feet, but misunderstandings still surround every aspect of this disease. So in honor of National Diabetes Month, we’re focusing this […]

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