Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving and Office Closure

Happy Thanksgiving to All! Advanced Physical Medicine will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. The podiatry clinic will be open for our normal hours this week on Monday evening and Wednesday afternoon. Call 708-763-0580 for your appointment.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sock Collection for the Homeless

A collection of new Men's socks is being held at Advanced Pnysical Medicine from 11/15/10-12/15/10. Socks can be dropped off at 6931 W. North Ave., Oak Park. These socks will be given to homeless patients at Dr. Bender's free foot clinics at West Suburban PADS and Pacific Garden Mission. Quesions: 708-763-0580 or THANK YOU!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Warning Signs of Diabetes

It is important to understand the warning signs of diabetes: increased frequency of urination, increased thirst, numbness or tingling in the finger tips or toes, delayed wound healing, recurrent infections, fatigue, weight loss (especially in type 1 diabetes), and blurred vision. If you have any of these changes, it is important to see your internal medicine or family practice provider to be screened for diabetes. Your blood will be drawn after you have been fasting for 8 hours, and this test will show your blood sugar level.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

What ethnicities are at highest risk for diabetes?

Certain groups of people in the US are at higher risk of developing diabetes: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and people who are native to Alaska. It is estimated that over 5 million people in the US have diabetes and do not know about it.

Next week, learn about the warning signs of diabetes.

If you are diabetic, it is essential to have your feet checked regularly. Please call 708-763-0580 for your diabetic foot exam.