You would be much better off going to a podiatrist. You should, in fact, have your feet checked out periodically for sores, ulcers, etc. that diabetics are prone to getting. Most podiatrist do trim the toe nails so you could get everything done there.View Thread
Did you know you can create a direct link to other web sites when replying to or creating posts in WebMD Communities? Just follow these instructions. 1. Access the web site you want to link to. 2. Right click on the site's address at the top of your page. It will be something like "http//www.webmd.com/" 3. Click on the Copy option in the drop-down menu that appears. 4. Create a discussion, tip, resource or reply to a post in a WebMD Community. 5. Get to the point in the text of your post where you want the link to appear, go the top of the reply or create box, click on the symbol that looks like a figure 8 on its side — if you hover over that symbol it will say link. 6. Another box will appear on your screen. It will have http// already in the box highlighted in blue. Simply right click in that box and select the Paste option from the drop-down menu. 7. Click on OK and the link will appear in your post. When you actually submit your post, you can click on that link and you will be taken directly to that web site. You may need to click on Continue if prompted to do so. This method allows an easy way to directly access linked websites.View Thread
A great deal of research and discussion has been happening all over the internet recently regarding the benefits of taking a vitamin d supplement. I was tested a few months ago and my levels were found to be low. My doctor started me on a prescription vitamin d pill that I took once per week and gave me and additional 50,000 units of vitamin d. I believe the vitamin d has helped me a bit with my chronic pain.
A caveat everyone should be aware of is that the blood test for your vitamin d levels is very expensive. If your lab work is covered under your medical insurance then the cost would be covered. Until 5/31/10, my medical insurance plan only covered 80% of the lab costs of any tests I had performed. I paid $60.00 for the vitamin d test. The technicians at the lab looked up the full cost they charge any patient with no insurance, and it was almost $600.00. So, just be aware that while it may be beneficial for your health, the vitamin d testing is usually quite expensive.View Thread