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Are you at risk for diabetic foot problems? Read the full story below.
ELGIN, IL, April 10, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Approximately 25.8 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. That means 25.8 million people have an increased risk of foot problems. If you have diabetes, you are at risk for diabetic foot problems. What does it mean to have diabetes, and why is it an issue for people's feet?
If a person has diabetes, it means he/she has too much glucose in the blood. And too much glucose can disturb normal blood flow and cause nerve damage.
"Diabetes can onset many foot problems, including foot ulcers, skin changes, neuropathy and poor circulation. Foot care is important for patients of all ages, but patients with diabetes need to be more strict and alert when caring for their feet. Nerve damage is one of the more serious problems to be aware of," explains Dr. Lyon, Elgin, IL podiatrist at Lyon Foot and Ankle Clinic.
For any person with diabetes, neuropathy is always a possibility, which means other foot problems can follow suit. What is neuropathy? It's diabetic nerve damage of the foot. When a nerve is damaged, it's difficult to feel temperature changes and pain. When a patient doesn't have sensation in the foot, he/she might not notice blisters or foot injuries. Open wounds can become infected, causing other serious health issues.
Do you have diabetes? Are your feet concerning you? Write down the symptoms and call Dr. Lyon's Elgin, IL podiatry office, Lyon Foot and Ankle Clinic. The main number is (630) 495-1240, so patients can feel free to call and schedule an appointment. Or requests can be made via Dr. Lyon's user-friendly podiatry website-www.lyonfootandankleclinic.net.
The website contains great foot care materials and a list of available treatments, including ones for bunions and foot and heel pain. Elgin patients can also find the contact information for all four offices located in Elgin, Elmhurst, Irving Park and Lombard.
About Lyon Foot and Ankle Clinic:
Dr. Esther Lyon graduated from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric medicine at Finch University/Chicago Medical School in 1995. After graduating, Dr. Lyon finished a two-year podiatric surgical residency program through the Catholic Health Partners Hospital System in Chicago, IL at St. Anthony Hospital, Columbus Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital.
Lyon Foot and Ankle Clinic
Dr. Esther Lyon
1590 Weatherstone Lane, Unit 1 (Elgin office)
Elgin, IL 60123
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