Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by irregular glucose levels, which damage the nerves, affects the circulation and body’s ability to heal, stiffens the joints and cause foot ulcers that make patients more prone to infection.
Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. It is important that we educate ourselves on it. It can cause a dangerous loss of sensation in the feet caused by damage to the nervous system. Often, this loss of sensation can lead to a sufferer not noticing wounds or injuries in the foot, which can lead to additional damage or infection.
View this short video for symptoms and treatments. The video also comes with a free brochure of the condition. If you think you or someone you know may be suffering from this disease please forward this information to the right person.
Affiliated Foot and Ankle Specialists invite you to come in for a consultation and discuss your path to freedom and mobility.
For more information on injuries or any other facet of foot care, call (973) 365-2208. While on the line, request your appointment at our office today!