diabetes

Alone and afraid: When family support for diabetes patients falls short

John Steinberg, DPM, Director, Podiatric Residency Training Program October 23, 2017

In most of the podiatric, or foot care, patients I see, families are very supportive, and I love that. Painful…

Prevent diabetic foot problems with these easy care practices

John Steinberg, DPM, Director, Podiatric Residency Training Program November 13, 2017

For many people, a blister or ingrown toenail would be a minor nuisance, painful for a few days, but then…

Why diabetes increases burn risk, and tips to stay safe

Laura S. Johnson, MD, Burn Surgeon November 28, 2017

Burns can happen to anyone, but people with diabetes may be more susceptible than others. In fact, between 10 and…

How diabetes patients can avoid amputation, and when it’s the best option

Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, Podiatric Surgeon June 12, 2018

One of the major goals of our Limb Salvage and Wound Care program is to avoid amputation when we can—and…

How Eating Nuts Can Lower Heart Disease Risk for People with Diabetes

Patrick T. Bering, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute July 23, 2019

Regular exercise and a good night’s sleep are two well-known ways to help prevent heart disease. However, eating tree nuts…

Can Breakfast Help Protect the Heart? New Study Says Yes

Andrea Goergen, RD, Bariatric Program Dietitian, Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute August 02, 2019

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”…