Holiday Health Tips for Diabetic Patients w/ Dr. Kent Hootman of Modern Vascular Albuqerque

Your health is important and it’s especially important to keep an eye out for symptoms during the holidays. In this video, Dr. Kent Hootman, managing physician for Modern Vascular of Albuquerque, New Meixco, shares with us holiday health tips for patients suffering from diabetes or Peripheral Artery Disease.

Maintaining a stable blood sugar level and avoiding spikes are really important for diabetic patients. When the blood sugar spikes it impairs immune function and puts you at greater risk of developing infections.

Moderation is important and you should try to balance your diet so that you are eating healthy. Try to avoid processed foods. When you go to the grocery store try to buy food options that are not canned or contained within a plastic bag. The Meditteranean diet has been substantiated as one of the best diets in terms of health benefits.

The holidays are a good time for people to spend learning about their health and what they can do to improve it. There is a lot of information online to learn more about how to stay healthy. Modern Vascular has the PAD Answers blog and a PAD risk assessment quiz available. The risk assessment quiz lets you select symptoms and risk factors for PAD and helps you determine if you may be at greater risk for PAD.

Peripheral Artery Disease can be effectively treated when diagnosed early and properly.

You can schedule a comprehensive evaluation for peripheral artery disease at a Modern Vascular clinic if you believe that you are at risk or to put your mind at ease.

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