K.G. Gauntt, D.P.M.
December     2016      
Foot Notes
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Diabetes: A Path to Poor Circulation?

We often educate our patients with diabetes about how neuropathy can lead to diabetic ulcers that can in many cases lead to a lower leg amputation.

However, many diabetic patients are unaware of their increased risk for vascular disease.

Vascular disease is an abnormal condition of the blood vessels. Blocked or narrowed blood vessels, including arteries and veins, can lead to vascular disease. Diabetes, even if it is well-managed, is a risk factor for developing vascular disease, such as peripheral arterial disease. 

Take a step in the right direction by having your feet checked regularly. Podiatrists are the most qualified doctors to care for your feet, based on their education, training, and experience! Having a podiatrist as part of your health-care team can provide you with important information so you're able to better manage the effects of diabetes on your feet. 
Whether you've recently been diagnosed or have been fighting the disease for years, we will help you to monitor your feet and prevent complications.

Common Signs of a Venous Ulcer:

• Shallow or superficial appearance
• Irregular shape
• Small to large
• Brownish in appearance
• Skin tends to be thick
• Painful, usually related to edema,
  or swelling

You’ll Most Likely Find a Venous Ulcer:

• On the lower leg and ankle

Common Signs of an Arterial Ulcer:

Punched-out appearance
• Smooth wound edges
• Cool to the touch
• Skin is pale, shiny, taut, and thin
• Minimal to no hair growth on
  the limbs
• Painful, especially at night

  You’ll Most Likely Find an Arterial Ulcer:

• On the side of the foot, but one
   can occur anywhere on the lower
   leg or foot
                                                                                      Information courtesy of APMA
This holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings  and seek out ways to make life better
Picnic Casserole

This is an easy recipe that I've been making for years, a family favorite! Great to bring to potlucks and holiday gatherings.

Fry: 1-1/2lbs. ground Beef  
        1 large onion, chopped
        1/4 cup green onion, chopped
Add: 1 can corn, drained
         1 can tomato soup (Campbell's condensed)
         1 small can tomato paste
         salt & pepper to taste

1lb. cooked noodles (I like the rotini for this recipe)

Place alternating layers of noodles and meat mixture in a large casserole pan, sprinkle each layer with 2 cups grated cheese.
Bake 350 degrees, 45 min.

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