Navigation Links
Hispanics With Diabetes Urged to Get Yearly Foot Care
Date:11/18/2011

FRIDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanics are the focus of a campaign to promote foot care among people with diabetes, says the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).

Hispanics are 66 percent more likely than whites to be diagnosed with diabetes, which can result in foot ulcers and lower limb amputations. Leading causes of type 2 diabetes include poor diet, lack of exercise and genetics, risk factors that are especially high among Hispanics, according to the association.

The "Knock Your Socks Off" campaign in November coincides with Diabetes Awareness Month and encourages people with diabetes to get an annual foot exam, which can reduce the risk of amputation by 45 percent to 85 percent.

"Your feet are a mirror of your health -- especially when you have or are at risk for diabetes," APMA President Dr. Michael King said in an association news release. "The 'Knock Your Socks Off' campaign encourages people with diabetes to get an annual foot examination by today's podiatrist, particularly if you are part of the Hispanic community. Getting a foot exam, along with maintaining a good diet and proper exercise, is vital to staying in control of diabetes and living a healthy life."

Sixty percent to 70 percent of people with diabetes have mild to severe diabetes-related nerve damage, which often includes deceased sensation or pain in the feet, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data the release. Severe nerve damage can lead to foot ulcers and lower limb amputation.

More information

The American Diabetes Association has more about foot care.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American Podiatric Medical Association, news release, Nov. 10, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Adding Folate to Tortilla Flour Might Cut Birth Defects Among Hispanics
2. U.S. Hispanics Outlive General Population: CDC
3. Hispanics and Asians less likely to receive liver transplants
4. Many Hispanics Lack Access to Colon Cancer Screening
5. Hispanics live in areas with limited capacity for colorectal cancer screening
6. New Report Says Hispanics Are One and One-Half Times More Likely to Have Alzheimers Disease and Dementia Than Whites
7. New Report Says African-Americans and Hispanics More Likely to Have Alzheimers Disease And Dementia Than Whites
8. Blacks, Hispanics With Heart Failure Less Likely to Use Hospice
9. National Hispanic Council on Aging Joins the Administration in Mission to Combat Medicare Fraud By Empowering Hispanics
10. Transitions Optical Partners With Dr. Aliza Through VidaySalud.com to Improve Visual Quality for Hispanics
11. In San Diego, Hispanics Now Dominate HIV/TB Cases
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Hispanics With Diabetes Urged to Get Yearly Foot Care
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... planning services from offices headquartered in Hamilton County, is embarking on a charity ... LuvFurMutts specializes in finding new homes for orphaned or neglected senior dogs in ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , ... December 08, 2016 , ... The Compretta Insurance ... and residential clients in and around the Hancock County area, is announcing the launch ... County Food Pantry. , The Hancock County Food Pantry has worked for more than ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... Washington,DC (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... Forum (NYLF): Medicine will have the unique opportunity to get hands-on experience ... gives high school students an immersive experience to gain invaluable, real-life medical skills ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Silhouette Instalift is ... by smoothing and tightening the skin of the face to create more youthful ... aging with very little downtime, Silhouette Instalift is a novel, minimally invasive facial ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 2016 , ... In the early morning of October 30, Newton County Sheriff’s ... he lost control of his patrol car. The vehicle overturned into an embankment, causing ... to Atlanta Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries. Justin White leaves ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... Quebec , Dec. 8, 2016  Valeant ... and TSX: VRX) ("Valeant") today announced positive results ... clinical study to assess the safety and efficacy ... the treatment of plaque psoriasis. ... subjects with moderate to severe psoriasis, IDP-118 showed ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Dec. 8, 2016 True Health Diagnostics ... leading-edge laboratory services and management expertise to hospital ... , allowing more doctors and patients to benefit ... solutions. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161208/447162LOGO ... systems, under pressure to contain costs, have struggled ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... -- Information products and services provider Elsevier ... , the world,s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, ... from over 5,000 publishers. The new set of metrics will improve ... when to adjust a journal,s editorial strategy. ... , , CiteScore ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: