Welcome to the Diabetic Foot Treatment Centers
Consider the following sobering statistics…
*25.8 million (8.5%) of Americans have diabetes
*1.2 million people with diabetes develop a diabetic foot ulcer every year
*85% of diabetes-related lower limb amputations are preceded by a diabetic foot ulcer
*68% of these patients die within five years of an amputation. That’s more than breast and colon cancer combined.
Don’t be a statistic, Elect To Save Your Feet, and we will help.
We know diabetes is a 24/7 disease and can contribute to many medical conditions including heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and yes, serious foot problems. We’ve developed the Diabetes Foot Treatment Centers as part of our podiatry practice to help you understand, treat and prevent diabetic foot complications. We encourage you first to become educated with the foot problems one can develop having diabetes by clicking on the links below. If you or someone you know has one or more of these conditions, an appointment should be made for a comprehensive diabetic foot exam (CDFE) to determine if any treatment or further testing is needed.
A thorough, annual foot examination is recommended for all patients with diabetes. Patients with risk factors, such as neuropathy, a history of ulcers, vascular disease, or foot deformities, should be monitored more frequently.
Also Check out our educational videos for more information on diabetes and your feet.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I Learn”
The Save a Leg, Save a Life Foundation (SALSAL)
SALSAL aims to reduce the number of lower extremity amputations and improve the quality of life of people living with wounds and other complications of diabetes and peripheral artery disease.
Fight For My Feet
The mission of Fight4MyFeet is to raise awareness among patients and caregivers and to give wound care providers valuable resources and tools that offer the best chance of healing patients' wounds.
American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
The APMA advances and advocates for the profession of podiatric medicine and surgery for the benefit of its members and the public.
American Diabetes Association®
The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by the disease.
Jessica Knurick, PhD (Physicial activity, Nutrition and Wellness)
Dr. Jessica Knurick is a researcher, speaker, and educator in the area of nutrition and disease prevention. Her research focuses on integrating easily adoptable diet and exercise strategies to reduce the risk of chronic disease and improve overall wellbeing.
As a registered dietitian with a PhD in physical activity, nutrition, and wellness, Dr. Knurick is passionate about bridging the gap between scientific research and universal practice by providing evidence-based, accurate nutrition information. You can find helpful information and contact information at her website: www.jessicaknurick.com.
Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI)
Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI) is devoted to developing and commercializing innovative solutions for treating peripheral and coronary vascular disease. Their primary focus is helping physicians conquer even the most difficult disease states, including calcium, given the complications it presents for the millions who suffer from peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and coronary artery disease (CAD).