Tom Hanks, star of the new movie “Captain Philips,” is one of the chosen ones. He just announced that he was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (also known as Adult Onset Diabetes). Fortunately, by making a few changes to his lifestyle, he can minimize the risks and go on to star in many more movies.

In Type 2 Diabetes, the blood sugar rises higher than it should be.

Diabetics usually show the following symptoms:

  • Urinating often
  • Increased thirst
  • Feeling very hungry – even though you have eaten
  • Feeling very tired
  • Blurry vision
  • Cuts or bruises that are slow to heal
  • Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands or feet

Diabetes can severely affect the eyes, kidneys, nerves, feet and other parts of the body.  In addition, it can double the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Good news about managing type 2 diabetes

Tom Hanks’ doctor told him if he weighed the same weight as he did in high school, he probably wouldn’t have diabetes today. If you, like Tom, find this unreachable, the good news is there are other ways to manage diabetes. More fiber and healthier carbohydrates can help to drop blood sugar.

Exercise can also help in the battle against diabetes, but if diet and exercise alone don’t work, there are medications that can help to control your blood sugar.

The Noble Prize committee just awarded 3 scientists for their research into diabetes giving new hope for a better understanding of the disease. With their research and the research of many others, a cure is hopefully coming in the future.

Diabetic patients are in the driver’s seat. Eating and exercising is a good way to help control diabetes, but checkups are also an important part of living with diabetes. Your primary care physician can manage your overall health, but you also need to have yearly checkups by your dentist, eye doctor, and a podiatrist.

If you need information about a yearly diabetic foot  exam give our office a call.

At Hollowbrook Foot Specialist in Wappingers Falls we will be happy to keep you on the right track for managing your diabetes.

By David Schlam

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Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

- Bob D.

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GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

- Jordan C.

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I came here today for the first time what a wonderful group of people, very professional and friendly and the Dr. I saw, Dr. Geshev, he is absolutely the first podiatrist I’ve ever seen that made me feel very comfortable, and he knows what he’s doing. I would recommend this podiatrist office to everybody.

- Valerie G.

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Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

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Wonderful staff (warm and inviting). Clean office. Dr. G is knowledgeable and listened to me. He knew 3 ways to help my situation and I know that I will feel better under his care and instructions. I recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists!

- S.G.

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 11am - 7pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 3pm
Saturday: By appointment only

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