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 […]

Vermonters know that winters can be long and challenging. Unfortunately, winter can be even more challenging for people who live with diabetes. Diabetes management can be complicated when we are ill or injured. And some people with diabetes have impaired circulation which may make them more prone to frostbite as well as delayed bone healing with fractures. These […]

Despite nationwide efforts to reduce sugar intake and increase activity, diabetes rates continue to increase nationwide. About 8 percent of Vermonters have diabetes, nearly double the rate of 20 years ago. About 16,000 Vermonters are unaware that they have the condition. Like hypertension and hyperlipidemia, diabetes is yet another illness that often goes undetected. This […]

Approximately 29.1 million people or about 9.0 percent the United States population have diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a common and increasingly prevalent chronic disease, which accounts for 90 to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Another 79 million, or 35 percent of adults in the United States age 20 years or older, […]