This week: preventing amputations in people with diabetes and more

Apr 11, 2014

For people with diabetes, monitoring foot health is as important as tracking sugar levels, blood pressure and kidney function.

"If they don't have good blood supply to their foot, you can give all of the antibiotics that you want, but the antibiotics go in the blood, and the blood can't get to the foot," says Dr. Palma Shaw, a vascular surgeon at Upstate.

We'll hear how diabetes can lead to amputation and why regular podiatry appointments are suggested.

Then, speech language pathologist Jenna Gardner and oncology nurse Ann Ray talk about support groups for those with head and neck cancers.

Psychologist Rich O'Neill shares a simple way to make changes in your life in our regular segment, "Check Up From the Neck Up."

Join us for HealthLink on Air, this Sunday at 9 p.m. or listen to past interview on the HealthLink website.