Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
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Houghton, MI 49931 US
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By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
November 29, 2017
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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. And today, Dr. Reminga shares some important information about this subject. Did you know that more than 26 million people in the US have Diabetes? This condition is characterized by too much glucose or sugar in the blood and can cause serious medical complications, including foot problems which commonly develop in people with diabetes. These complications can quickly become serious if not watch closely. Due to the excess sugar in the blood, diabetics are vulnerable to nerve damage and poor blood circulation, making the feet vulnerable to a host of problems that can worsen quickly and are difficult to treat if ignored.

Dr. Reminga identifies the foot problems that diabetics can experience such as peripheral artery disease or P.A.D., and neuropathy, which is a major complication for those with diabetes and can result in the loss of feeling in the hands and feet. Diabetics may not feel pain, heat, or cold in their legs and feet. With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister, from wearing a shoe that's too tight, can cause a lot of problems. Unfortunately, there's a whole list of foot problems that can escalate for the diabetic patient, leading to pain and infection. These foot problems include... corns and calluses, blisters, ingrown toenails, plantar warts, hammertoes, bunions, athlete's foot, dry cracked skin, and fungal infections for example. Dr. Reminga provides hope for those with diabetic foot issues by providing specialized care in treating the diabetic patient.

In observance of National Diabetes Month, today’s program will help you understand more about this important subject and how diabetes affects your feet.

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.

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