Key Steps to Diabetic Foot Health

Posted by Stephanie Zakala

Proper foot care is paramount for people with diabetes.  According to the American Diabetes Association, people with diabetes are far more likely to have a foot or leg amputated in comparison to the non-diabetic populace.  Complications like Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) - decrease in blood flow to the feet and Peripheral Neuropathy - nerve damage in the feet, are major contributors to the development of ulcers and infections that may lead to amputation.  At Orpyx, we know that diabetes can knock you off your feet.  Here's some key steps that you can take to promote happy and healthy diabetic feet....
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American Diabetes Association: Compelling Infographic

Posted by Amanda Hehr

The American Diabetes Association blasted out a very impactful infographic yesterday to help promote their interactive Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Test to commemorate the ADA Alert Day. The American Diabetes Association Alert Day on Tuesday, March 27th served as a wake-up call urging the public to take an online diabetes risk assessment, available in English and in Spanish. "Many times people could have diabetes and have no symptoms; however, as it starts to progress you can become more symptomatic," ADA spokeswoman Dr. Virginia Smith said. We think that the infographic, that illustrates the staggering impact diabetes has on the country...
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