Neuropathy and Frostbite: a Dangerous Combination

I’m Doctor Gabe Rodriguez, and today I would like to speak to residents of Sioux Falls who suffer from diabetes and neuropathy about why it’s important to avoid frostbite.

Neuropathy, a condition often experienced by those with diabetes, affects the body’s ability to feel, and therefore, hot and cold often cannot be discerned. A person with neuropathy is more prone to obtain frostbite, since they cannot discern when frosty air is negatively affecting their skin. This puts the individual at risk for an amputation.

If you are one of the many Americans that struggles with neuropathy, I invite you to visit me, Doctor Rodriguez, at my office here in Sioux Falls. Click here to read my full report about neuropathy and to make an appointment: http://siouxfallspodiatrist.net/neuropathy

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