The incidence of diabetes is decreasing, and so are the foot complications that go along with it
Posted on Feb 12, 2016
As diabetes awareness increased, the number of cases across the country is decreasing. And along with the decreasing numbers of diabetic patients, foot complications are also going down. It is most prevalent in the south, with Alabama leading the nation. Now that education has increased, more people are actually aware of what diabetes is, what are the risk factors associated with it, and what are the complications that are surrounding it. One of the most common complications is diabetic foot problems including neuropathy, sores/ulcers, and even amputation. But as patients are cotroling their blood sugars, these other problems are also under control. If you have diabetes, your feet should be checked regularly by a podiatrist. Call our office today, Prairie Path Foot and Ankle Clinic, 630-834-3668, and make an appointment. If you would like to read more about how education and awareness are causing decreasing numbers of diabetic incidences, click here.