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Diabetic Foot Care Archives - Kevin J. Powers, DPM

Healthy Diet Choices for Diabetic Individuals

If you’re relatively healthy, your dietary choices are instrumental in helping you to maintain—and perhaps even improve—your health. If you have diabetes, though, those dietary choices are absolutely essential for reducing your risk of serious medical issues. Even more than that, smart dietary habits may even be able to reverse...
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What Your Feet Say About Your Whole Body Health

Many people think about foot health, or heart health, or lung health, or any other kind of physical well-being separately, as if they’re not all part of the same body. However, this is too simplistic an approach. In truth, foot health is just one part of whole body health—everything...
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Diabetic Skin Care

Diabetes causes systemic damage and can really impact every part of the body, including the skin on your feet. In fact, skin problems are sometimes even the first sign a person has diabetes. It’s estimated that as many as one-third of diabetic individuals will have a skin issue either caused...
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How Orthotics Can Take the Pressure Off

If you’re overloaded with work, stressed-out, and feel like you have a lot of pressure on you, a little help can go a long way! That’s not only true with people, but also with diabetic wounds. A big part of avoiding complications from a wound and allowing it to...
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Numbness in Feet: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You

If you have diabetes, you know that you need to keep your blood sugar in check. You know you need to eat right and maintain a healthy weight. Hopefully, you also know to look over your feet every day. However, if you are experiencing numbness in your feet...
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Recognizing the 3 Stages of Charcot Foot

The ancient Chinese proverb “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” is still cited frequently in our modern world for a simple reason – it’s completely true. There are few, if any, instances wherein something just happens instantaneously, without at least a certain amount of...
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Diabetic Lifestyle Changes for 2017

Diabetes has wide-ranging effects on your body. It can be a dangerous health issue, but the good news is that you aren’t powerless when it comes to this disease!Managing your glucose levels is essential! There...
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What is Neuropathy?

Nerves play an integral role in foot health!We treat patients for many different conditions, but one of the most concerning is nerve damage in feet. Neuropathy is a condition wherein your...
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The Link Between Diabetes and Foot Health

We may have just gotten out of National Diabetes Awareness month, but this disease needs to be given attention all year long. The number of Americans living with diabetes is staggering (29 million) and, even more concerning, it’s climbing. Effects on the body from the disease can be found,...
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The Danger of PAD and Diabetes

Some things go together well, like New Year’s Eve and a room full of loved ones. Whether you plan to spend the evening with comedian Tom Brady (not the NFL quarterback!), attend the Kid Kazooey Family Dance Party, or just have a traditional gathering at home, it will be...
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