- Age. Predominantly a disease of later life, diabetes generally develops after age 40, although the typical age of onset has become lower. People over age 65 are at particularly high risk.
- Family history. Having a first-degree relative with diabetes raises
Risk factors for diabetes include:
A person's blood sugar levels usually rise slowly and progressively over the years, reaching a range classified as prediabetes before they become high enough to signify diabetes. Prediabetes is diagnosed two ways: By elevated blood sugar levels in a person who has not eaten for at least eight hours...Read More
Neuroma of the foot can be treated with massage and by wearing roomier shoes fitted with protective pads or orthotics. Cortisone injections also can relieve pain.
A neurectomy (surgical removal of all or part of the nerve) should relieve the pain but may also leave a portion of the toes without...Read More