Season 2, Episode 10: Foot Health for Diabetics

Continuing with our Diabetes Awareness theme for this month, Dr. Richard Kaufman joins the show this week to discuss the importance of foot health for diabetics. Dr. Kaufman is a highly experienced and passionate podiatrist based out of Atlanta, Georgia. He is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, a diplomat of the American Board of Wound Management, and a diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. In this episode, Dr. Kaufmann shares valuable information on how diabetes affects the feet, how podiatrists can help, and common misconceptions around diabetes and foot health.

What You’ll Hear in this Episode:

  • What inspired Dr. Kaufman’s career path
  • The type of surgery Dr. Kaufman specializes in 
  • How bunion surgery has evolved over the years
  • How does diabetes affect the feet
  • Why it’s important to pay attention to your foot health as a diabetic
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic amputations
  • How often diabetics should visit a podiatrist to get their feet checked
  • How podiatrists can test for neuropathy 
  • Common misconceptions around diabetes & foot health
  • How Foot Solutions plays a role in helping diabetics
  • New technology that can help diabetics 
  • The joy Dr. Kaufman’s feels from helping people get back on their feet

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