November is National Diabetes Month!

Daily care can help to avoid diabetic foot complications. People with diabetes are 10 times more likely to have a lower limb amputated than people without diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. This common disease can cause poor blood circulation and nerve damage in the feet, making them vulnerable to developing ulcers, infections, deformities and brittle bones. 

The ACFAS consumer Web site FootHealthFacts.org provides these foot care tips for people with diabetes: 

People with diabetes must always be vigilant, and see a foot and ankle surgeon at the first sign of trouble. Early treatment can keep diabetic foot problems from progressing, and reduce the risk of amputations. 

To contact Dr. Abrams, call 732.819.5803 for the Eatontown office or 732.819.5805 for the Toms River location. 

Author
Dr. Eric J. Abrams Dr. Abrams is a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery. He currently practices in Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey. He is also a clinical instructor at Jersey Shore University Medical Center's Podiatric Surgical Residency in Neptune, New Jersey.

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