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Diabetes Awareness Special Edition 2019:


Diabetes Awareness Special Edition 2019

November is National Diabetes Month. Many of our patients suffer from diabetes or know someone who does. For more than 20 years, our doctors have been treating conditions, such as ulcers and peripheral neuropathy, that can result from diabetes. Don't lose your nerve to diabetes. Understand the warning signs and symptoms of serious conditions associated with the disease and educate yourself on how to prevent these complications.

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Dr. Ramy Fahim Talks Diabetic Foot Care on WFMJ

Dr. Ramy Fahim appeared on WFMJ Today recently to discuss signs and symptoms of complications in the feet associated with diabetes, as well as tips for preventative care.

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Diabetic Nerve Damage May Lead to Ulcers, Infection, Amputation

Podiatrists Urge Proper Foot Care to Prevent Severe Complications of Diabetes

Physicians at NOMS Ankle & Foot Care Centers are warning Mahoning Valley individuals with diabetes to secure proper foot care and take preventative measures to avoid nerve damage, diabetic ulcers or wounds and amputation. Read more in this news item.

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How To Recognize, Prevent and Treat Diabetic Ulcers

Dr. Bradley Backoff, a podiatric physician at Ankle & Foot Care Centers, says between 10 and 20 percent of diabetics experience a diabetic ulcer. In this blog article, he discusses what diabetic ulcers are, how they're formed, how to recognize them early on and how to prevent and treat them. Read more and watch the video here.

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Golf Outing Raises $15,000+ for Diabetes Resources

As an effort to combat diabetes and support local individuals with diabetes, NOMS Ankle & Foot Care Centers hosts an annual golf benefit fundraiser and the proceeds go toward the Diabetes Partnership of the Mahoning Valley. Pictured above are NOMS Ankle & Foot Care Centers practice administrator Mike Vallas, Dr. Michelle Anania, and DPMV founders Ed and Marg Hassay. Read more here.

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What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?

Dr. Mark Smesko discusses peripheral arterial disease, which is common in diabetics. PAD is a vascular disease caused by plaque build-up and the hardening of arteries, limiting blood flow to the legs and feet. Watch his video for common symptoms, treatment and prevention.

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Proper Footwear Can Reduce Ulcers & Amputations

Studies have shown that proper footwear can help people with diabetes avoid ulcers and amputations. Read more in this infographic and learn more about the NOMS Ankle & Foot diabetic shoe program here.

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From the Kitchen: Diabetic-Friendly Sweet Potato Fries

From The Kitchen

(From the Kitchen recipes are provided by the Diabetes Partnership of the Mahoning Valley.)

Sweet potatoes are packed full of good nutrition, providing a good source of vitamin A, fiber and vitamin C. Adults and kids will love this diabetic-friendly side. This recipe is easy to make and will curb your sweet tooth cravings!

Serving Size: 10-12 fries
Makes: 6 servings
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Diabetic friendly? Yes

Ingredients

1 nonstick cooking spray 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch wedges (about 2 pounds total)
2 tbsp of olive oil
1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar

Directions
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Place potatoes in a bowl and add oil. Toss to coat. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Place potatoes on the baking sheet and cook for 35 minutes or until potatoes are soft.

For more information, including nutritional information, see link.

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