As a podiatrist, I see many patients with diabetes. Diabetes has profound effects on the feet causing nerve damage known as neuropathy. In addition, diabetes can lead to foot infections, ulcers and even amputation. This is a serious disease that has become a modern day epidemic.
So it is not surprising that many are furious with the Paula Deen for waiting 3 years to inform the public of her diabetes while promoting unhealthy food.
Dr. Katz encourages all people with diabetes to take the disease serious. He recommends that all people with diabetes seek care from a podiatrist for exams and certainly to see a podiatrist immediately with any foot, ankle or leg problems. In addition, Dr. Katz helps his patients with appropriate diet and coordinates care with their primary care physicians.