Keeping your feet healthy
By Jeffrey Hagen, DPM
Susan Smith, Ph.D., CDE
Jeffrey Hagen, DPM
I have been shocked at the sheer number of people with diabetes and its complications, particularly in the Central Valley.
Uncontrolled diabetes causes damage all over the body and can lead to nerve and circulatory damage to the feet and lower legs. In fact, about 73,000 amputations were performed in the U.S. in one year alone due to uncontrolled diabetes.
I look forward to helping you return to the activities you love, and to maintaining healthy control of your diabetes, working closely with VMC’s certified diabetes educator Susan Smith, Ph.D.
Learn more about VMC’s diabetes team at vmchealth.com/diabetes.php.