Why? According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), nearly 12 percent of the Hispanic population has diabetes and even more importantly, are at a 66 percent increased risk of developing the disease when compared to other ethnicities. In addition, a new APMA survey found that 90 percent of US Hispanics with diabetes or at risk for diabetes have not visited a podiatrist.
Diabetes complications in the feet can be very dangerous. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower-limb amputation. These complications and amputations can be prevented! With proper foot care from today's podiatrist, you can manage the effects of the disease on your feet. Podiatrists are uniquely qualified among medical professionals to treat the foot and ankle, based on their education, training, and experience. If you or a loved one has diabetes, visit a podiatrist regularly and knock your socks off to keep your feet healthy.
The APMA Diabetes Resource page gives you to the tools to take control of diabetes and the negative effects it can have on your feet! Whether you've recently been diagnosed or have been battling the disease for years, the podiatrist-approved advice below and these podiatrist-approved products will help you to monitor your feet and prevent diabetes-related complications.