November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, so we wanted to highlight the ABCs of diabetes to help you remember basic information that every diabetic should be aware of.

The American Diabetes Association‘s 2012 statistics showed that there were 29.1 million people with diabetes.  Of those, 8.1 million people were undiagnosed.  Remember, you can have diabetes but not know it because you don’t have any symptoms, so schedule your appointment for a foot exam today, and learn the ABCs of diabetes.

Why Does A Foot Doctor Care About The ABCs of Diabetes?

Podiatrist Dr. David Schlam has many diabetic patients at his practice in Wappingers Falls, NY (Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.) We take time to explain the ABCs to diabetic patients and why diabetic foot care is so important (click here to schedule an appointment.)  Many diabetics have problems with their feet, and 25% of diabetics who are admitted to the hospital are there for a foot related complication.

Do You Know the ABCs of Diabetes?

A:  A1C Test

  • Diabetics should have a hemoglobin A1C (HgA1C) test every 3 months.  This test measures your average blood sugar over the past 3 months.

B:  Blood Pressure

  • As blood travels through your body it presses outwards against the vessels that it flows through.  When you take your blood pressure, you are measuring the amount of force your blood is putting on the walls of your blood vessels.

C:  Cholesterol

  • Some types of cholesterol are good, but the bad cholesterol known as LDL sticks to the insides of your blood vessels and can build up and clog your arteries.  When blood can’t get through, you could have a heart attack, stroke, or loss of blood supply to other parts of your body such as your feet.

S:   Stop Smoking

  • Ask your doctor about resources that can help you reach your goals and quit smoking.  Also, you can try calling 1-800-QUITNOW for support.

Foot Complications Seen in Diabetics

  • Numbness, tingling, and burning sensations in the legs and feet
  • Loss of sensation
  • Wounds
  • Infections
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Amputations of toes, part of the feet, the whole foot, or even your legs
  • Diabetics have a 15-46% higher chance of amputations than non-diabetics.

Schedule Your Appointment With Dr. Schlam

Call (845) 298 – 9074 or click here to schedule an appointment.  We are accepting new patients.

By: David Schlam

Hollowbrook Foot Specialists

Wappingers Falls, NY

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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.

john 5 star review

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

- Irene T.

irene 5 star review

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
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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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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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