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How Does Smoking Hurt Your Feet?

How Does Smoking Hurt Your Feet?

We all hear about diabetics losing toes, feet, and even their leg. However, it is very unusual for a diabetic to have a leg amputated due to blocked blood vessels – unless they smoke. Smoking slows down the circulation in smaller blood vessels, like those in your feet and lower legs. Combine this with poor […]

What is an A1C Test, and How Often do I Need One?

The A1C test is an important one for diabetics – it measures your average blood glucose over the past two to three months. Your average blood glucose is an indication of how well you are controlling your diabetes. If you are having trouble and your glucose levels are not where your doctor wants them to […]

What is the Best Diet for Gout Prevention?

A good diet for gout reduces your intake of foods that are high in purines. Purines occur naturally in your body, but you can also get them from eating certain foods, such as organ meats, anchovies, herring, asparagus, and mushrooms. Your body produces uric acid when it breaks down purines. High levels of uric acid in your blood cause […]

How often should Diabetics have their blood pressure checked?

People with diabetes should have their blood pressure checked at every visit to a health care provider – both your primary care doctor, and all specialists. High blood pressure can cause stroke, kidney failure and heart disease – it is important to keep it under control, a good target is less than 140/80 mmHg. Exercise […]

How does diabetes affect my feet?

Almost two-thirds of people with diabetes suffer from mild to severe nerve damage. The result is diminished feeling in the feet. You may not feel cuts, scratches and blisters in the skin of your feet. These wounds can become infected. In addition, your blood nourishes tissues and carries infection-fighting cells to those tissues that need […]

What should Diabetics do for their feet daily?

Diabetics should inspect their feet daily. Use a mirror or ask for help if you need it. Look for any calluses, corns, cracks, or blisters. Check between your toes. If you notice anything, seek medical attention – do not self-treat! This is in addition to the fact that you should take your shoes and socks […]

What should diabetics do for their feet yearly?

All diabetics need an annual comprehensive foot exam by a Podiatrist to check for possible sore spots and to check nerve sensation. This non-invasive testing and exam is “required” by the American Diabetes Association. As an expert in all aspects of foot an ankle care, your Podiatrist is uniquely qualified to perform this examination. You […]

What are “diabetic shoes?”

Diabetic, or therapeutic, shoes are specifically designed to prevent skin breakdown and other foot injures. They must meet strict guidelines in their design and function. They reduce shock, or impact, and shear – rubbing that can produce blisters and other irritations. They help to stabilize and support the foot, relieving pressure preventing strain. Diabetics are […]

Cold Feet? Could you Have Raynaud’s Phenomenon?

by Dr. Brant McCartan As the cold weather comes our way, our friends with Raynaud’s Phenomenon should take some precautions. Cold weather can bring about flair-up episodes of Raynaud’s Phenomenon or syndrome so you really should be careful. Quick temperature changes as well as prolonged periods of time in the cold can inspire a Raynaud’s […]

Foot Ulcer Treatment with Milwaukee Foot Specialists

by Dr. Michael Nute We have talked before about the different types of ulcers, and why they happen. Now lets take a quick look at what we can do about these painful, annoying issues. Chronic ulcers occur in many of our diabetic and elderly patients, and we all want to get rid of them. We […]

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Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists of Wauwatosa, Oak Creek, New Berlin and Mequon, Wisconsin (WI) treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Licensed Podiatrists, Dr. Steven Waldman, Dr. Christopher Milkie and Dr. Lucy Meier can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.
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