Diabetic Foot

Diabetes Complication #2: Foot Problems

…one of the most common diabetes complications is problems with the feet. For people with diabetic neuropathy, diminished sensation in the feet can lead to a host of problems, including an underestimation of wound severity. At the same time, impaired circulation makes diabetics more susceptible to infection…

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How to Get Rid of Warts and Other Common Foot Problems

No one wants to talk about it, but most want to know the answer: How do I get rid of warts and other common foot problems? In the September issue of Health & Healing, I share several of my Facebook followers’ tips on how to get rid of warts. Here are a few of those suggestions: * Tape a potato peeling…

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Treat Diabetic Complications

…water- and fat-soluble vitamins and minerals to virtually all of our patients. However, for our patients living with diabetes, we bump up those amounts by at least 50 percent. The diabetic condition causes increased urination and essentially acts as a diuretic, washing away magnesium, zinc, folic acid,…

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Sugar Dressings for Diabetic Ulcers

…thanks to a diabetic ulcer that didn’t respond to intravenous antibiotics. Five hours before his surgery, someone told J.J. about the Whitaker Wellness Institute, so J.J. checked out of the hospital against medical advice and came to see us. Like all of our patients dealing with diabetes, J.J. was started…

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A Diabetes Success Story

R.B., a type 2 diabetic, had been on insulin for 16 years. She had retinopathy, angina, high blood pressure, a history of two heart attacks, and an open ulcer on her foot that refused to heal. But the most debilitating of her problems was neuropathy. Nerve damage left her with virtually no sensation…

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5 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…-dose vitamin A. To relieve dry or cracked skin on your feet, some of my patients have had good success with an aloe vera–based cream called Miracle Foot Repair. It is available in drugstores. * Weak, brittle nails may be a sign of malnutrition, especially inadequate intake of protein. Make sure you eat…

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5 Ways to Prevent Falls

…, including low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Severe symptoms are virtually always associated with diabetes drugs, which can drive blood sugar too low. But hypoglycemia can affect people without diabetes, too. Here’s how to keep your blood sugar on an even keel. 4. Check your blood pressure. Another…

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