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UFAI’s Guide for Diabetic Foot Care

UFAI’s Guide for  Diabetic Foot Care

Our Guide to Diabetic Foot Care As the heat settles in to Southern California, it’s important to stay alert about your diabetic foot/feet’s health. Patients with diabetes need to be especially aware of their feet. Swelling, dryness, cracking from wearing sandals and/or walking barefoot are common foot problems in the summer for people with diabetes. To be informed about how 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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6 Beach Bummers for Your Feet

6 Beach Bummers for Your Feet

Jimmy Buffett, the shepherd of summer vacationers, once famously blew out his flip flop, stepped on a pop top, and cut his heel. Fortunately, a frosty margarita was all it took to nurse the eternal beach bum back to full health, but those of us at University Foot and Ankle Institute would hate for a foot injury to interrupt your read more »

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10 Top Tips For Proper Diabetic Foot Care

10 Top 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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