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UFAI Blog: All our posts about Diabetic Foot Conditions

Do Your Burning Feet or Numb Toes Need to See a Doctor? Here’s How to Know

Do Your Burning Feet or Numb Toes Need to See a Doctor?  Here’s How to Know

Numbness, tingling of the toes or a burning sensation in the feet are collectively known as paresthesia. It can result from many causes, and its significance can vary from trivial to life-threatening. So how can you tell numbness, tingling, and burning that can be safely ignored from that which requires a doctor’s attention? Lack of sensation in the toes or read more »

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Diabetes and Lower Leg Amputation: What you need to know to keep your feet

Diabetes and Lower Leg Amputation: What you need to know to keep your feet

An estimated 28.9 million American adults have been diagnosed with diabetes. That’s about 12% of the population, and that number is only expected to grow as more and more children are diagnosed at alarming rates. Everyone knows that managing diabetes means adjusting your diet and taking medication. But did you know that checking your feet is just as important as read more »

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Don’t Let Your Diabetes Get Out of Hand…or Foot. Here’s 8 Diabetic Foot Care Tips to Help You Keep Your Feet on Solid Ground

Don’t Let Your Diabetes Get Out of Hand…or Foot. Here’s 8 Diabetic Foot Care Tips to Help You Keep Your Feet on Solid Ground

Diabetes can cause nerve damage and poor blood flow, which can lead to serious foot problems. Learn how to help prevent foot problems by using proper foot care.Read the full article at: www.niddk.nih.gov For people with diabetes it is important to control their blood glucose levels. Foot care and awareness of potential problems are also paramount for optimum diabetic health. Know your feet and let us know what you think!

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10 Tips For Proper Diabetic Foot Care

10 Tips For Proper Diabetic Foot Care

Life for people living with diabetes takes more conscientious decision making than for the lucky folks who aren’t. Pricks, tests, levels, diet, exercise; everything requires care and consideration for health and happiness’ sake. So it is with foot care. As foot and ankle care specialists, we hope that this list of ten things to be aware of can be a read more »

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What is Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density (ENFD) testing

What is Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density (ENFD) testing

Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density (ENFD) testing is the analysis of a 3mm punch biopsy of skin to quantify the number of unmyelinated C-fibers and myelinated A delta-fibers within the epidermis. The skin has a rather consistent number of epidermal nerves at specific anatomical sites. This density is also found to be consistent between different age groups and genders. Small fiber read more »

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Five essential and easy diabetic foot care tips

Five essential and easy diabetic foot care tips

Diabetes affects 25.8 million Americans and 8.3% of the American population and growing yearly. Diabetes can affect your feet in several ways.The following are five several suggestions to keep your feet healthy: Monitor your sugars and getting your feet checked regularly It is critically important to monitor your blood sugar daily and through regular lab tests with your doctor. Sugars read more »

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Diabetic Foot Wounds

Diabetic Foot Wounds

Diabetic Foot Wounds as Discussed by Podiatrist Dr. Sydney K. Yau, DPM In the United States, diabetes affects approximately 25.8 million people and up to 25% of those people develop a foot ulcer during their lifetime.  Diabetic wounds that are left  untreated may lead to an amputation.  In fact, one in five people with a diabetic ulcer may eventually require an read more »

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