In reality we are talking about Diabetes Type II, it used to be an older person’s disease but now due to unhealthy lifestyles involving processed, sugary foods and weight gain, Diabetes Type II has become a younger person’s disease. The main problem seen with untreated or undiagnosed Diabetes Type II is circulatory issues leading stroke and heart attack, it will have detrimental effects on eyesight and kidney function. Diabetes Type II is the “Leprosy of the Western World” leprosy effects a loss of feeling in the extremities causing patients to harm themselves because they cannot feel pain, this is one of the first problems the podiatrist will encounter when suspecting a patient of being diabetic, the next will be circulatory problems. Your podiatrist will then suggest you discuss these symptoms with your doctor. It is important to get your feet and eyes checked annually.
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