Checking up on your fantasy football team with picks such as Drew Brees, Eli Manning, Kirk Cousins, Victor Cruz, Phillip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, and Rashad Jennings is very important this time of the year.  Did you know that diabetics should check their blood sugars just as often as you would check up on your fantasy football teams?

Checking on your blood sugar as frequently as you do your fantasy foot ball team may save your toes. Podiatrists like Dr. Schlam at Hollowbrook Foot Specialists in Wappingers Falls worry about their diabetic patient’s ability to control their blood sugars. Uncontrolled diabetes causes problems in the feet such as loss of sensation, ulcers, infections, and gangrene.  If you see something on your foot that doesn’t look right  call (845) 298 – 9074  immediately so we can get you a same day appointment. Waiting could cause you to lose your toe or even your foot.

Symptoms of LOW BLOOD SUGAR (Hypoglycemia):

  • Shaking
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Impaired Vision
  • Anxiety
  • Hunger
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Irritability

What Should I do if I am Having Symptoms of LOW BLOOD SUGAR?

  1. Drink ½ a cup of juice/regular soft drink OR 1 cup of milk OR eat 2-3 soft candies.  (ALL DIABETICS should also keep soft peppermints or caramel candies with them at all times.  NO CHOCOLATE!)
  2. Test your blood sugar 10 – 15 minutes later.
  3. Eat ½ of a sandwich or drink ½ a cup of milk.Blood Sugar
  4. If you are still having symptoms, call your diabetes doctor.  If it is after hours, have someone bring you to the closest emergency room or urgent care center.   (Do NOT try to drive yourself.  Call an ambulance if necessary.)

Symptoms of HIGH BLOOD SUGAR (Hyperglycemia):

  • Extreme thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Dry skin
  • Hunger
  • Blurred Vision
  • Drowsiness
  • DECREASED HEALING (This is a MAJOR problem that foot doctors like Dr. Schlam deal with everyday.  Decreased healing can cause blisters, open lesions, cuts, and ulcerations to stay open, increasing your chances of infection.  Infections can lead to amputations of part of a toe, a whole toe, multiple toes, part of your foot, or even your whole foot.)

What Should I do if I am Having Symptoms of HIGH BLOOD SUGAR?

  1. Test your blood sugar multiple times throughout the day.
  2. If you are regularly getting blood sugars of more than 200 mg/dL, call your diabetic doctor.

By:  David Schlam, DPM

Hollowbrook Foot Specialists

89 East Main Street,

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

(845) 298 – 9074

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Podiatrist In Wappingers Falls, NY

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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You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

- John M.

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

The best health care experience. The staff and nurses are super friendly and Dr. Schlam is very good. I highly recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.

- Bob D.

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

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
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