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Episode 91: Diabetes & Feet

Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie November 2, 2021 158

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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.

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