Man­ag­ing Char­cot

Diabetic Living - - Your Thoughts -

I re­dis­cov­ered your mag­a­zine af­ter years (I have had type 2 di­a­betes for 33 years) of bat­tling with di­a­betes ed­u­ca­tors, who in­sisted that a heavy carb diet was the way to man­age my type 2 di­a­betes.

It is re­fresh­ing to see that the mag­a­zine fi­nally ac­knowl­edges that for some of us, low carb (not no carb) is bet­ter. Love the new recipes too!

I would like to see an ar­ti­cle on Char­cot. I was di­ag­nosed with this af­ter the bro­ken bones in my foot did not heal. How­ever, when ap­ply­ing for as­sis­tance with spe­cial shoes, I am al­ways told I need a man­age­ment plan. It is a per­ma­nent con­di­tion and my doc­tor says that other than pain re­lief – which I can’t have be­cause of other health fac­tors – there is no ac­tual “man­age­ment” for this con­di­tion. Other health pro­fes­sion­als don’t ap­pear to un­der­stand the con­di­tion ei­ther.

I like to be in­formed about my health is­sues, but can’t find ar­ti­cles that talk about man­age­ment of Char­cot af­ter di­ag­no­sis. I am sure oth­ers may have the same ques­tions.

Deb­o­rah, ACT

We hear you Deb­o­rah and plan to cover this topic in fu­ture is­sues. Thanks for your let­ter!

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