On Sunday, October 31, 2021, our host Dr. Marianne Ritchie will be joined by Elena Wellens, DPM from Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and Assistant Professor, Temple School of Podiatric Medicine for a discussion about diabetes and your feet.
Some of the long-term effects of diabetes include nerve damage which can result in loss of sensation in your feet. A decrease in circulation can make it harder to heal if you have a blister or scrape from ill-fitting shoes or pressure points on areas of arthritis. Learn how to take care of your feet to prevent chronic ulcers, deformity and avoid the dreaded amputation.
Your Real Champion of the week is Andy Holder!
Andy was 36 years old – happily married with two small children and a great job. When a routine physical revealed he had type 1 diabetes, Andy decided to fight back. Already a college athlete and dedicated bodybuilder, he welcomed the challenge of the Iron Man Triathlon in 2006…and to date has completed the Triathlon 10 times! Learn how his positive attitude has made him a national spokesperson and has influenced the lives of so many other people.
Each week we highlight the Real Champions in your life! Your family, friends, or colleagues who go the extra mile to help others in their community. Know someone who should be featured? Nominate them now!
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Marianne T. Ritchie, MD was one of the first female gastroenterologists practicing in the Philadelphia area. An advocate for over 30 years, Dr. Ritchie developed the PINK PLUS triple cancer screening program, and the BLUE LIGHTS CAMPAIGN for Colon Cancer Awareness.
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