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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen 4 Myths About Diabetes | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Katy Statler, D.P.M.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

4 Myths About Diabetes
 

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists we want to help our patients better understand this disease and who’s at risk. Diabetes can have devastating health consequences for your feet. However, it is also possible to control diabetes by living a healthy lifestyle and following your doctor’s instructions. Whether you know someone with diabetes or not, there is still quite a bit of misinformation out there about this disease. Below are some myths that we’d like to help clear up:

1.Diabetes is not a very serious disease.

FACT: Diabetes is responsible for more deaths each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Problems associated with your circulatory system and your immune system are common in patients with diabetes. This means wounds are very difficult to heal and can lead to serious infections and even amputation. In addition, your chances of having a heart attack are nearly doubled if you have diabetes.

2.If you are overweight you will probably develop type 2 diabetes.

FACT: While being overweight or obese can increase your risk of developing diabetes it is only one of several risk factors. Others include: age, ethnicity and family history. Many people with type 2 diabetes are a normal or only slightly over normal weight.

3.People who have diabetes need to eat special foods and can never have chocolate or sweets.

FACT: Actually a meal plan that is healthy for people with diabetes is usually one that is healthy for anyone: it is low in trans and saturated fats, and emphasizes lean protein, non-starchy vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and fruit. Salt and sugar should be used in moderation. Just as in people who do not have diabetes, chocolate and desserts should be eaten in small portions and for special occasions—not as a regular part of your meal plan.

4.Patients with diabetes should be on the same checkup schedule with the podiatrist as any other patient.

FACT: Since diabetes can pose a serious threat to your feet and, conversely, seemingly minor injuries and conditions such as blisters, athlete’s foot, corns, etc. can become major problems if you have diabetes, these patients should see the foot doctor more often than other patients. Our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo or Dr. Rajan Patel will help you develop an appropriate foot care regimen and appointment schedule if you have diabetes. To learn more, contactour Aberdeen office by calling: 732-566-2841.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing 4 Myths About Diabetes, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen