According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. It is estimated that roughly 73,000 lower extremity non-traumatic amputations occur each year as a result of diabetic foot complications. The underlying factors that can lead to amputation commonly involve gradual worsening numbness and/or circulation problems to the feet. […]

I often tell my patients that diabetes is a numbers game. We know from medical research that keeping your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels within a desired range can dramatically reduce the risk of developing complications from diabetes. Every year, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) publishes guidelines for the medical care of patients […]