Category: Diabetic Footcare

6 Causes of Numbness & Tingling in Your Feet

Losing the sense of feeling in your feet and toes is a very disturbing and possibly life-threatening experience that is often caused by diabetes complications. This sense of numbness and tingling can create problems doing everyday activities like walking and just plain standing. Since a tingling sensation and numbness in your feet and ankles can […]

Diabetes Can Be Complicated

Those who suffer from diabetes know that they are at a much higher risk of developing foot and ankle injuries. Not only are injuries more likely, but serious foot disease is more likely to occur in diabetics. One such serious disease is known as Peripheral Neuropathy. This condition causes the foot to slowly lose the […]

Diabetic Complications

Diabetes is a very serious disease that many people suffer from. Not only do people with diabetes have to worry about their weight, their nutrition, and their medications, they also have to worry about the health of their feet. People with diabetes are more likely to suffer from complications of the feet like osteomyelitis. Osteomyelitis […]

Focus Areas for Diabetics and Their Feet

Overall, managing diabetes can seem overwhelming when you consider the many negative effects of the disease and the lifestyle changes you must make to improve them. Fortunately, at Syracuse Podiatry, we want diabetes management to be as easy and worry-free as possible. For our second blog post of National Diabetes Month 2016, we have some […]

Diabetic Footwear Guidelines

The start of November marks the beginning of National Diabetes Month, celebrated to raise awareness about a disease that has become a public health issue in the United States. Put simply, diabetes occurs when there is too much sugar in the blood. There are 3 types of diabetes. Type I diabetes is caused by a […]

Circulation and Your Feet

Adequate blood circulation is absolutely essential for our body to function properly. Circulation benefits our cells in two ways: by supplying them with oxygen and nutrients, and by clearing them of carbon dioxide and other waste. Our legs and feet are packed with muscles and tissues, which means that they require constant blood flow to […]

10 Tips for Preventing Diabetic Foot Problems

When you have diabetes, there are numerous health issues that need to be addressed and treated due to abnormal blood glucose levels. Continued elevated levels of blood glucose levels can lead to damage in the nerves, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels, as well as suppressed immune responses. One common resulting condition is peripheral neuropathy, which causes […]

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Diabetes is a lifelong illness that affects over 29 million people in the US. The body’s inability to maintain normal blood glucose levels can over time cause diabetic neuropathy, or nerve damage, to develop. Over half of diabetics develop neuropathy, especially for those who have had diabetes for a long time or are older in […]

Diabetic Wound Care: Preventing Foot Ulcers

For those who have diabetes, foot ulcers are a common problem that could have serious consequences. Diabetics, who suffer from high blood glucose leading to lowered immune responses, are prone to developing ulcers from even a minor wound. The combination of recent cold winter months when feet are often covered by socks and shoes, and […]

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