Santa Needs to Take Better Care of His Health
By Dr. Rion Berg
December 16, 2014
Category: diabetes
Tags: diabetes   overweight   Santa  

Mrs. Claus is very unhappy with Mr. Claus. Santa is so busy all year in his toy shop that he doesn’t take care of his basic health needs. He’s overweight, most likely has diabetes, and he’s way over due for a visit to his foot doctor. Not that there are any podiatrists up at the North Pole but he does come down to Seattle every once in a while to get some supplies. No matter how much she bugs him Mrs. Claus can’t convince him to go see a Seattle podiatrist.

Does this sound familiar? Many of my male patients get referred to my office by their wives. Manyt of these men would never get here unless they were in excruciating pain. Don’t wait to be screaming in pain before coming to see me, particularly if you have diabetes and are having trouble feeling your feet.

A comprehensive diabetes foot exam will help ensure that your feet are on the right track and like Santa can keep you doing the things you love.

I don’t care what you need to do to convince your husband to get himself to come see me. Bribe, cajole, embarrass.  It doesn’t matter. Make 2015 count as the year to get him on the road to good health. I hope I get a visit from Santa too!

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