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Diabetes and Exercise Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin.   We use insulin to convert sugar, starches, and other food into the energy necessary for our daily life.  While the cause of diabetes is unknown, factors such as obesity and lack of exercise play important roles. The primary interventions to treat...

Posted by on in Infographics
Diabetes By The Numbers In observance of National Diabetes Awareness Month we've put together some real eye opening numbers. ...
Medical Myth Buster: Hydrogen Peroxide and Wounds    One of moms favorite old remedies for an injury was placing hydrogen peroxide on a wound. When you see the bubble effect it means its working and you know the area is nice and clean. An increasing amount of evidence in the scientific community suggests that this may not be the best choice.    Hydrogen...

Posted by on in Common Foot Disorders
Ulcers   An ulcer is an opening in the skin; it is also known or described as a non-healing wound. There are three main types of ulcers that we see on the foot: 1) ischemic or arterial ulcers, 2) stasis or venous ulcers, and 3) neurotropic or diabetic ulcers. Ischemic ulcers: are wounds caused by an impaired...
A cautionary tale for diabetics and the care of their feet.
Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists is proud to be sponsoring the Sunbury 5k to take place in beautiful Sunbury, GA. The race will start and finish at the Sunbury Crab Company on Saturday September 25th, and all proceeds will go to the American Diabetes Association and the Wounded Warrior Project.
Diabetics Urged to take Simple Precautions to Help Save Their Feet Taking a minute or two everyday to inspect your feet and observing a few simple rules can make the difference in sparing diabetes patients from a preventable outcome of the disease- a foot amputation. Of all diabetes-related complications, a serious foot ulcer and subsequent amputation might be the most preventable with proper care and vigilance in...
Did you know that the feet often provide the first sign of more serious health issues, such as diabetes? That’s why it’s important to have your primary care physician or family doctor “knock your socks off” and check your feet every time you go in for a checkup. After all, foot and ankle health is important...

Posted by on in Diabetic foot care
If you have diabetes already . . . Wash feet daily. Using mild soap and lukewarm water, wash your feet in the mornings or before bed each evening. dry carefully with a soft towel, especially between the toes, and dust your feet with talcum powder to wick away moisture. if the skin is dry, use a...

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