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When it Comes to Diabetes, it’s All About Putting the Right Foot Forward


When it Comes to Diabetes, it’s All About Putting the Right Foot ForwardAs surprising as it might sound, podiatrists play an essential role in the management of diabetes. While the disease, as of yet, has no cure, it can certainly be managed with the proper medical care, certain modern mobile technologies, a specific diet and regular exercise. Nonetheless, “foot doctors” remain a vital part of that overall picture.

The fact is, say the experts at Utah-based Wasatch Foot and Ankle Institute, one of the best ways to prevent amputation of one or even both feet, something that the American Pediatric Medical Association says happens more than 65,000 times a year, is to include your podiatrist in your diabetic care medical team and keep them informed of any changes that occur to your feet at any time.

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Mobile Apps for Ankle Sprains? Not Yet… or Ever


Mobile Apps for Ankle Sprains? Not Yet... or EverOne of the most searched for health related applications on iOS or Android today is that which would help suffers of ankle sprains deal with or recover from their injury.

But practical apps that could do any legitimate good for ankle sprain patients are almost entirely lacking altogether. Why? Because there are, indeed, some limits to mobile health technology.

“The biggest misconception about mHealth,” says Jessica Reins, a healthcare worker based in Chicago, “is that there’s an app for everything. And that’s not true. Sometimes, you have to see a specialist.”
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