Monthly Archives: November 2014

Diabetes Month; 30% of Americans with diabetes are unaware…..

American Diabetes Month is almost over.  A recent study revealed that 30% of Americans who have diabetes are NOT aware that they do!  Risk factors for diabetes include exercising <3x/week, having a close relative with it, having high blood pressure or cholesterol, being overweight, or having a history of gestational diabetes or a baby who weighed over 9 lbs.  As diabetes can result in serious foot complications including infection or even amputation, it’s critical that those with diabetes have a thorough foot exam by a physician and inspect their feet every day at home.  To learn more about diabetic foot care, visit http://tenderfootandanklecare.com/diabetic-foot-care/