Category: Diabetic Foot Care

Learn the Warning Signs of Diabetes

Throughout the month of November, we’ve been reminding our patients that it’s Diabetes Awareness Month. We’ve talked about the hidden effects of diabetes – all the ramifications beyond just managing blood sugar. We’ve written about the risk of peripheral arterial disease. And we’ve addressed something ever-present in the life of a diabetic – the constant […]

Food Swapping Strategies for Good Health

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Northern Virginia podiatrist Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm wants to play a part in raising awareness of this potentially devastating disease. One way we can do that is to remind you of ways you can reduce your risk. One very specific strategy you can use is to focus on food swapping. […]

The “Hidden” Effects of Diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a great time to review some basic info about this disease that affects over 30,000,000 Americans: Diabetics have a problem with the hormone insulin. The body doesn’t produce it at all (Type 1 diabetes). Or, the body becomes resistant to insulin’s effects (Type 2 diabetes). Both Type 1 and Type […]

Best Exercises for Diabetics

Diabetes is a disease very familiar to podiatrist Kenneth R. Wilhelm, DPM. Many of our patients here at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center come in on a regular basis for diabetic foot care, such as full foot checks and nail clipping. Our patients know that even a small problem with their feet can easily and […]

Got Sugar Cravings?

Old habits die hard. Giving up the foods we love that may not be so good for us is really hard. Especially if those things contain a lot of sugar. Just a few years ago the New York Times cited a study that shows that sugar can be incredibly addictive – literally as addictive as […]

A Guide to Thanksgiving for the Diabetic

For most Americans, the fourth Thursday in November is totally a food-centric day. Even though we may spend time away from the kitchen – attending a religious service to remember our blessings, volunteering at a local shelter, travelling to friends and family – let’s face it. It’s still pretty much all about the food. People […]

Got Neuropathy? Choose the Right Footwear

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that many diabetics will suffer at some point during the course of their disease. Even if you’re doing an excellent job of maintaining proper blood glucose levels, the unfortunate truth is that neuropathy is most likely going to catch up with you. The longer you’ve had diabetes, the greater your […]

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