Dr. Ryan Pereira treats patients from Jacksonville and across Northeast Florida, and he says these signs of diabetes should always be taken seriously. Although around 23 million Americans likely suffer from the disease, 1 in 4 are yet to be
Burning, tingling, or numbness in the feet and toes may be diabetic peripheral neuropathy, an early warning sign of diabetes. Ignoring these symptoms for too long could lead to permanent numbness, deformities, and dry skin that cracks and won’t heal.
Patients often ask how to prevent a diabetes foot amputation. More than 86,000 diabetes-related amputations are performed each year. It’s one of the most feared and extreme complications of the disease, but a daily habit of self-care can help you