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Mon Dec 16, 2019, 01:50 PM

Your feet need special treatment when you have diabetes

By Chris Morrisroe


There are an estimated 30.3 million people with diabetes in the United States, with approximately 7.2 million individuals not aware they have the disease.

Uncontrolled diabetes poses a major threat to vital organs and other body tissues, which heal more slowly because of the disease.

Diabetes is the inability to manufacture or properly use insulin, impairing the body’s ability to regulate sugar (glucose) levels which provide energy to cells and tissues throughout the body. Therefore, it is a disease that affects many parts of the body and is associated with serious complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and lower limb amputations. The leading cause of hospitalization among people with diabetes is foot ulcers and infections, but most of those problems are largely preventable.

More than 60 percent of all nontraumatic lower-limb amputations worldwide are related to complications from the disease, according to the American Diabetes Association. For that reason, the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA) has tips to help diabetic patients take better care of their feet.

Read more: https://www.theoaklandpress.com/lifestyles/health/your-feet-need-special-treatment-when-you-have-diabetes/article_7492b5ee-0577-11ea-b6d8-b7347849dfb1.html

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Reply Your feet need special treatment when you have diabetes (Original post)
TexasTowelie Dec 16 OP
Cartoonist Dec 16 #1
TexasTowelie Dec 16 #2
Cartoonist Dec 16 #3
meow2u3 Dec 31 #11
rampartc Dec 16 #4
CaptYossarian Dec 16 #5
rampartc Dec 17 #6
CaptYossarian Dec 17 #7
rampartc Dec 17 #8
CaptYossarian Dec 17 #9
rampartc Dec 18 #10

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 02:09 PM

1. Musical advice

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 02:12 PM

2. More musical advice:

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 03:13 PM

3. A second opinion

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 07:50 AM

11. I can relate to that

I check my size 12 feet (I'm female) to see if I can still feel stuff.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 06:30 PM

4. i can only count to 19

thanks, diabetes,

the good news is that we live in an age of miraculous antibiotics. the bad news is that staphococcus and Enterobacter evolve very rapidly.

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Response to rampartc (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 07:12 PM

5. I'm at 14 and always thank my grandpa. My left leg left me in 2017.

I've also suffered blindness (both eyes at the same time), but the left one is restored.

Just finished 18 mos of Dialysis when surgeons plugged in a pre-owned kidney and pancreas last Sept. 28th. It's been 2+ months and working great. Now, they're starting to add parts back after taking some away.

You win some and you lose some.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 04:36 AM

6. good work, capt

I hope your insurance has been as good as mine has. I can not imagine paying for 6 weeks of iv antibiotics or 60 hyperbaric dives. but without them I might have lost the leg.

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Response to rampartc (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 08:12 AM

7. About those dives: How come my 2nd set of 30, I suddenly developed

a fear of going in? They had to drug me up to my uvula so I could participate. The panic attacks led to dry heaves. You would think the first time would be about fear of the unknown.

Then came the magic pill and it was all good.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 04:31 PM

8. i did ask for a medical marijuana prescription for the anxiety.

goofy surgeon wrote one for xanex instead. not the same.

hyperbaric was a year ago and my vision is still much better than it was.

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Response to rampartc (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 10:28 PM

9. The WI legislature has studied and memorized Reefer Madness, so it will be a while

before prescriptions are written here. I swear they're fans of Birth of a Nation too.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 03:16 AM

10. you can only imagine our conditions in louisiana

they passed medical marijuana, so doctors can prescribe, but no one can be licensed to actually full the prescriptions.

and as for birth of a nation …..

it has been nice talking to you capt.

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