Category: Diabetic Foot Care

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 […]

5 Most Common Foot Issues for Diabetics

Most basic foot issues can easily be fixed for the general population, but if you have diabetes, something even as minor as dry skin can cause you extra pain (and footache!) Here are a few common issues for diabetics to watch out for. Neuropathy – Diabetic neuropathy is when your nerves are damaged by the […]

4 Ways to Protect Your Feet in Cold Weather

In the winter, we usually stay indoors more since there’s not much you can do when you feel like your hands and nose are going to freeze off. You would think that since you’re not as active, there’s not much you’d have to worry about in the foot and ankle department, but winter is actually […]

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