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By Clark Podiatry Center
November 04, 2019
Category: Diabetes issues

November is American Diabetes Month, and at Clark Podiatry Center we want to do everything we can to help patients decrease their risk for this disease which can severely impact the health of your feet. Conditions associated with diabetes include neuropathy and decreased circulation. This can result in diabetic ulcers and wounds that can be very difficult to heal, and may lead to infection and even amputation. Researchers have also found a correlation between diabetes and certain kinds of cancer, including breast, bladder, liver, pancreas, colon and uterus. Diabetes and cancer share certain risk factors—some of which you can change, and some you cannot. Know your risk and make lifestyle changes now that will decrease the likelihood of you getting diabetes or cancer in the future.

Risk Factors You Can’t Control

Age—your risk for both type 2 diabetes and cancer go up as you get older.

Gender—men have a slightly higher risk for diabetes than women, and more cases of cancer occur in men than women.

Race/Ethnicity—for type 2 diabetes, African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics/Latinos and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders are more at risk. African Americans and non-Hispanic whites have a greater likelihood of developing cancer.

Risk Factors You Can Control

Weight—being overweight increases your risk for type 2 diabetes and also for some types of cancer.

Activity Level—being physically active and having a regular exercise regimen can reduce your risk for diabetes and also for certain types of cancer.

Smoking—being a smoker is a known risk factor for several types of cancer and studies also suggest that it increases your chances of developing diabetes. In addition, smoking is known to inhibit circulation—something that could already be a potential issue for patients with diabetes.

Alcohol Consumption—women who have more than one drink a day, and men who have more than two drinks a day, are shown to have a greater risk for both cancer and diabetes.

If you want to learn more about your risk for diabetes, make an appointment with Clark Podiatry Center  by calling 732-382-3470. Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Brandon A. Macy will examine your feet be happy to discuss ways to be proactive in preventing diabetes. We are a proud to say that the New Jersey’s Children’s Foot Health Institute is a part of the Clark Podiatry Center. We look forward to serving you at our Clark, New Jersey office.



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