"Asian Americans have an elevated risk of being diagnosed with diabetes," said Dan Michaels, DPM. "Combine that with a tendency to overlook self-care, and Asian women are a population at very high risk for serious complications from diabetes." Asian women tend to put their families first, meaning they often overlook their own health needs. There are also common misconceptions about diabetes and its treatment options within the Asian community.
"Diabetes can cause serious complications in the feet, including non-healing wounds, infection, and even amputation," said Dr. Michaels. "That's why it's so important to educate this population about how they can manage their diabetes and protect their feet, which will keep them at the heart of their families."