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There are many routine treatments for foot problems, from anti-inflammatory pills to cortisone injections, to a million different pads, cushions, ointments and, of course, surgery. All of these have temporary, pain-relieving effects. But, if you want the chance to permanently solve the problem, you must change the way your feet function on the ground. And the only way to do that is to use a true custom, biomechanical orthotic: Sole Support.
We could all use some help and change. If you are interested in improving your life, feeling better, and stronger.... let me tell you, you can.
I'm convinced after 15 years that the standard diabetic diet is not working. I would tell patients to exercise more, eat less, limit your fats and take a drug. How many are actually successful? Well I can tell you, not many. The data supports the fact that much of the US population is metabolically dis-regulated. We have become much more ill over the last 20 years and have been misled concerning what is, and what is not healthy to fuel our bodies. What is actually healthy to eat and what should be consumed by a diabetic is very misunderstood, and the medical community is slowly but surely waking up to some very old ideas that seemed to work better.
What started me on this odyssey.
I had been on a rigid exercise program for nearly a year. My lipid panel was not so great and my glucose and blood pressure had been creeping up. Strict dieting did little for me. I lost about 15lbs, but soon the weight loss began to stall. I started decreasing calories and increasing exercise which did not work either. I was fatigued, hungry and irritable. I discovered ketogenic dieting, and have been very impressed with the results. The theories and research sounded logical, but the claims of success were hard to believe. Are the claims true? Could this be a treatment for diabetes and other diseases? Is this way of life sustainable?
A ketogenic life style and nutritional program will require change and can be difficult at times. There is an adaptation period involved where you may have some manageable symptoms of fatigue and GI imitation that is often noted. It will require a change in everything you have been taught in the past about nutrition. To quote Dr. Eric Westman “I will be teaching you to drive on the other side of the road” I can assure you that the research in this area is not new to science, but there is still some debate. If you choose this type of lifestyle change I would like us to work with your family physician. If you would like to discuss this please feel free to make an appointment.
Thanks Cal Baize DPM
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One of the lesser-known side effects of diabetes is decreased feeling in the feet due to poor blood circulation. This can lead to numbness and other health risks. We must also highlight the extreme danger of NOT wearing proper protective footwear for those diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy.
Medicare will supply a diabetic with one pair of diabetic shoes and 3 pairs of diabetic inserts per year with the proper documentation.