This November, we at Joseph Stuto, DPM are working hard to make our patients aware of the epidemic that is spread all over the globe, i.e. diabetes. During this Diabetes Awareness Month, we shall focus on the early warning signs of the onset of diabetes.
Here are some of the most common indications that should not be ignored or taken lightly:
- Thirst urges that do not quench easily,
- Having excessively dry mouth,
- The feeling of being physically drained or extreme lethargy,
- The need to urinate after very short intervals,
- Tingling or numbness, especially in the lower legs and feet,
- Swelling near the ankles or other joints of your body,
- Weakening of your eyesight or having a blurred vision.
If you notice any of the above symptoms or are unsure about your condition, we strongly advise you to seek professional help right away. Most of the time, your feet are the first to tell you that something is wrong. Visit your podiatrist regularly so that this disease can be caught in the early stages.
While the world has seen a drastic increase in Type 2 diabetes in recent times, if diagnosed early, the damage can be controlled through changes in your diet supplemented by medication to control your blood sugar levels.
While managing any form of diabetes can be challenging, everything you do to gain better control of your health is worth it. Changes in your lifestyle like consuming healthy foods, avoiding sugary stuff, exercising, and watching your weight will help you get on the right track to combat this disease. Let’s join hands to fight this menace and commit to proper podiatric care for the best results.
Our board-certified podiatrist Dr. Joseph Stuto has vast experience in providing diabetic foot care solutions. Regular visits and thorough examinations can save you from extreme measures like amputation and loss of limb. For more information on diabetic foot conditions or other foot-related concerns, you can contact us at our offices located in Brooklyn Heights (718) 624-7537 and Brooklyn (718) 567-1403 and schedule your appointment today.