Episode 91: Diabetes & Feet Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie
On Sunday, October 31, 2021, our host Dr. Marianne Ritchie was 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. Listen to learn more! →
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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