Category: Diabetic Foot Care

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 […]

5 Great Exercise Options to Help Manage Diabetes

If you’ve got diabetes, you’re well aware of what you need to do to control your blood sugar. Or are you? Many people with diabetes focus on what they should and shouldn’t eat. That’s really important. However, it’s only one piece of the puzzle. To manage blood sugar, you’ve also got to take your medications […]

3 Ways to Celebrate I Love My Feet Day

Every year on August 17, Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm of Clifton Foot & Ankle Center joins other podiatrists in Fairfax County in celebrating National I Love My Feet Day. Feet work hard every day, but most people don’t think about them a whole lot until they hurt. Part of our job as foot doctors is […]

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 […]

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