World Diabetes Day Celebrated With 2000 FREE Diabetic Foot Testing Kits Available

Posted on Nov 09, 2011
November is Diabetes Awareness Month and many companies and organizations are working to raise awareness and do their part to save lives and limbs. The numbers of people effected by diabetes continues to grow, with an estimated 440 million to be affected in the next 20 years.

Along with those increased numbers is the increased complications associated with diabetes, such as diabetic foot ulcers. Because of decreased sensation, known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy, patients with diabetes are at greater risk of developing a foot ulcer that can progress to an amputation. Studies have shown that regular assessment by a podiatrist in Houston will greatly reduce the chances of foot complications of diabetes. That said, fewer than 50% of diabetics have been assessed by a podiatrist for an annual foot exam.

Anodyne Therapy, LLC is providing foot assessment kits to those who call 1-800-521-6664 or visit from November 14-18 to request their free kit. The kit will allow you to assess the sensation of your feet and alert you to any deficiency.

If you suspect that you are experienced a diabetic foot complication, contact our Houston podiatry office for an immediate appointment.

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Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.