Foot care for diabetics
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This week, Will Cross, a 39- year old father of six from Pittsburgh, became the first American with diabetes to reach the 29,035-foot summit of Mount Everest. And get this: he’s now the first American – and the first person in the entire world with diabetes – to climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents and walk to the North and South Poles, called the NovoLog Peaks and Poles Challenge. (Will Cross uses Novolog insulin in a flexpen.) "I really had a grin from ear to ear -- climbing the Hillary Step. Literally looking down on the world from 29,035 feet is the most unique feeling," Will Cross told Channel 4 News in Pittsburgh. "There has been no other patient with diabetes -- let alone on insulin -- that has climbed Mount Everest," endocrinologist Dr. Patricia Bononi, of West Penn Hospital, said. "He had to figure out how to store his insulin and keep it from freezing. He had to determine how to treat himself because he was exerting himself so physically. He couldn'...
Alternative Names Tinea pedis; Fungal infection - feet; Tinea of the foot; Infection - fungal - feet; Ringworm - foot Treatment Over-the-counter antifungal powders or creams can help control the infection. These generally contain miconazole, clotrimazole, or tolnaftate. Continue using the medicine for 1 - 2 weeks after the infection has cleared from your feet to prevent the infection from returning. In addition: Keep your feet clean and dry, especially between your toes. Wash your feet thoroughly with soap and water and dry the area very carefully and completely. Try to do this at least twice a day. Wear clean, cotton socks and change your socks and shoes as often as necessary to keep your feet dry. Athlete's foot almost always responds well to self-care, although it may come back. To prevent future infections, follow the steps listed in Prevention. Severe, ongoing infections that don't respond to 2- 4 weeks of self-care, and frequently recurring athlete's foot, may require further treatment b...
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