CNY Orthopedic Sports Medicine, PC: Article: Diabetic Foot


Diabetic Foot
Evan Herold
American Academy of Orthopeadic Suregons
Copyright 2000

If a doctor has ever said you had an elevated blood sugar level - even just once when you were pregnant - you are at risk for diabetes. About 15.7 million people (5.9 percent of the United States population) have the disease. Nervous system impairment (neuropathy) is a major complication that may cause you to lose feeling in your feet or hands. This means you won't know right away if you hurt yourself. The problem affects about 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes.(Full story)


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