Diabetic Neuropathy PSA Featuring Jerry Mathers (The Beaver)

Jerry Mathers - The Beaver

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), and Neuropathy Action Foundation (NAF), have joined together to produce an educational video focusing on diabetic neuropathy featuring celebrity Jerry Mathers, from the hit sitcom “Leave it to Beaver”.

Diabetes is one of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy, but knowing the signs and symptoms, and seeking expert medical attention from a podiatrist when the feet are affected, can alleviate the pain and/or numbness associated with neuropathy.

Jerry Mathers explains in the video that he has been diagnosed with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, but proactively monitoring blood glucose levels, following medication therapies, and seeking care by a podiatrist has worked for him.

APMA recommends those with diabetes make at least two appointments a year with today’s podiatrist, the foot and ankle expert, in order to successfully manage diabetic foot complications like neuropathy.

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) is the nation’s leading professional organization for today’s podiatrists. Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) are qualified by their education, training, and experience to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and structures of the leg. APMA has 53 state component locations across the United States and its territories, with a membership of more than 12,000 podiatrists. All practicing APMA members are licensed by the state in which they practice podiatric medicine. For more information, visit www.apma.org.

The Neuropathy Action Foundation (NAF) is dedicated to ensuring neuropathy patients obtain the necessary resources and information to access individualized treatment to improve their quality of life. The NAF increases awareness among physicians, the general public and public policy officials that neuropathy can potentially be a serious, widespread and disabling condition, which may be treatable when appropriate medical care is provided. For more information visit www.neuropathyaction.org.

DISCLAIMER: The information in this article and on the website or the links or in the guidance provided is intended to be educational and informative and not medically prescriptive or diagnostic. All patients are encouraged to consult with their own medical doctor when considering any this information.

Copyright – 2012 – 2015 Network for Neuropathy Support, Inc., 501c3, dba as Neuropathy Support Network. This article or its contents may be reprinted or published for educational purposes as long as the printing or publishing is not for profit and acknowledgement is granted the author.

About the Author

LtCol Eugene B Richardson, USA (Retired) BA, MDiv, EdM, MS

Col Richardson has suffered with severe neuropathy for over 45 years. A 27 year military veteran and veteran of the Vietnam War, he was diagnosed with a progressive chronic peripheral neuropathy resulting in severe disability. This diagnosis has been confirmed as due to exposure to Agent Orange. It was not until 2010, 42 years after his exposure to Agent Orange, that his diagnosis was recognized by Veterans Affairs as service connected.

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