Podiatrist - Altamonte Springs, Kissimmee, Mt. Dora, Orlando, and Sandlake-area.
It is estimated that diabetes affects nearly 26 million people in the U.S. and an additional 7 million may not know that they have the disease yet. Diabetes is the inability of your body to manafacture or use insulin properly. It impairs your ability to convert sugars, starches, and other foods into energy. Long term effects of hyperglycemia (elevated blood sugar) can lead to serious damage of the eyes, feet, heart, kidneys, and nerves. To date, there is no known cure for diabetes, but there is hope! With proper medical care, proper diet, exercise, and careful home-management of the disease, you can avoid most of the serious diabetic complications and enjoy a full, active life. Your podiatrist should play a key role in helping you avoid foot-related complications. According to the APMA, more than 65,000 lower limbs are amputated each year due to diabetic complications. By including your podiatrist in your diabetic care, you can reduce the risk of lower limb amputation by up to 85%. To find an APMA-member podiatrist in your area, go to www.apma.org.
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