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'...
Pain - foot
Apply ice to reduce pain and swelling. Do this just after an activity that aggravates your pain.
Elevate your painful foot as much as possible.
Reduce activity until the problem improves.
Wear foot pads in areas of friction or pressure. This will prevent rubbing and irritation.
Take over-the-counter pain medicine, like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Try this for 2 to 3 weeks (unless you have a history of an ulcer, liver disease, or other condition that does not allow you to take one of these drugs).
For plantar warts, try an over-the-counter wart removal preparation.
For calluses, soak in warm water and then rub them down with a pumice stone. Do NOT cut or burn corns or calluses.
For foot pain caused by a stress fracture, an extended rest period is often necessary. Crutches may be used for a week or so to take the pressure off, if your foot is particularly painful.
For foot pain due to plant...
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