One of the biggest frustrations doctors face is patients who don’t follow their treatment plan. Why is it that we so often fail to do “exactly as the doctor orders?” (I know I’m guilty of it…) In a recent radio interview, KRLD medical expert Dr. David Winter, M.D., Chief Clinical Officer and Chairman of the Board of … Continue reading Do You Stick to the Treatment Plan?
“We know that if the patient had a situation of cancer, the patient would be all ears. We could say, ‘Do this and do that,’ and the patient would say, ‘Sure. I’ll start today.’ But with diabetes we usually hear excuses of why they can’t exercise or why they can’t lose weight,” says J. Marshall … Continue reading Type II Diabetes and behavior modification
“Doctor, I didn’t notice I had bleeding coming from that toe. I can’t really get down to my feet, because I’m getting older, my belly’s big, and my back hurts. I can’t get down there and trim my toenails as well as I should. And I don’t have good feeling in my feet.” Poor Mr. … Continue reading Signs and Symptoms of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
If you are suffering from diabetes or poor circulation, you may have a wound that just won’t heal. The longer it takes for that wound to heal, the more at risk you are for developing infections, tissue injury or even limb loss. Scott & White now offers something called Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) at the … Continue reading New Hyperbaric Medicine Center could help heal wounds caused by diabetes and other illnesses
If you have Type II diabetes, there’s a good chance you may develop problems with your feet. Many people with diabetes battle obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. As a result, they often develop: Poor circulation in their feet and legs Neuropathy, or the loss of sensation in their feet J. Marshall Devall, DPM, … Continue reading The “Sole” of Diabetic Foot Care: 3 Top Tips
What’s the number one reason people with diabetes are hospitalized? Diabetic foot ulcers—chronic open wounds on the bottom of the feet. They’re a common occurrence for people with Type II diabetes. And they’re difficult to treat and can become on ongoing, expensive, debilitating problem. J. Marshall Devall, DPM, Podiatrist at the Temple Santa Fe Center, discusses … Continue reading Diabetic foot ulcers: Why they’re dangerous
The holidays always present us with a plethora of rich, hearty meals and parties that can lead to a stressful time for diabetics. Balancing food needs and choosing to eat healthy become an important daily health care decision. Today, diabetes affects nearly 1 in 10 Americans, while in the next 10 years experts predict 1 … Continue reading Advice for Managing Diabetes During Holiday Festivities
When I was expecting my first child, I embraced everything about being pregnant; especially the ability (and I thought inalienable right) to eat anything I pleased. And that’s exactly what I did. The hospital where I was working at the time had one of the best coffee shops in the area. My favorite part of … Continue reading Keeping diabetes in check