Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Dr. Bender and the staff of Advanced Physical Medicine

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Chicago Marathon

Best wishes to all of the Chicago Marathon runners this weekend! Don't forget your stretching and water!

Dr. Bender
6931 W North Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Diabetes-Why it is important to check your feet?!

It is important to check the tops and bottoms of your feet each day if you are a diabetic. If you notice any color changes, cuts, blisters, sores, or other abnormalities, you should contact a foot doctor to examine your feet.

Diabetes can cause damage to the nerves in your feet, especially if your blood sugar has been running high for prolonged periods or if you have been diabetic for greater than 10 years. This means that you may not be able to feel it if you get a cut on your foot or if you step on an object (splinters, pins, etc).

This is why it is essential that you keep your blood sugar under good control, 80-120 mg/dL, and that you check your feet for changes each day.

If you have any questions about diabetic footcare or if you need a diabetic foot check, please call Dr. Mary Ann Bender, 708-763-0580, for an appointment.