Diabetic Foot Care
diabetic Foot Care
Diabetic foot care begins at a podiatry office. Whether it’s an annual checkup or more frequent visits to avoid complications, personal instructions for your lifestyle can only be obtained from a professional one-on-one examination.
An older inactive diabetic’s needs are different than a newly diagnosed younger active individual or a prediabetic. Older diabetics are checked to reduce complications from loss of sensation and poor circulation. Many people with vision loss cannot notice skin breakdown from the friction of slippers, shoes, or tight socks. Fungal infections can occur from being unable to bend to dry well between the toes.
Younger, active diabetics’ needs are to keep them ambulating properly by avoiding common problems often stemming from their gait and shoes. Muscle and tendon imbalances can cause calluses or corns. Poor arch support can trigger plantar fasciitis. Tight shoes can cause ingrown toenails. With a proper diet and exercising with healthy feet, glucose can be kept in check, leading to a longer, healthier life. Every diabetic should be seen by a podiatrist at least once to be educated and evaluated.
You will obtain the knowledge you need to keep your feet on the right track!
Dr. Mary Anne D’ Amara recommends diabetic foot evaluations every 9 weeks. “You will obtain the necessary knowledge to keep your feet on the right track! “
Diabetes and Your Feet
Diabetes is a medical condition that can affect many body parts, including your feet. Research has shown that diabetes can cause nerve damage in your feet, leading to numbness or tingling. This makes it challenging to sense hot or cold temperatures and makes you more prone to injuries such as foot ulcers and even amputations. However, regular visits with our board-certified podiatrists can significantly mitigate these risks.
Foot Care for Diabetics
Patients with diabetes need proper foot care, including a thorough daily inspection of the feet for any injuries, signs of infection, or other problems. It’s also essential to follow a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy weight. We will work with you beyond just your feet to help you understand what lifestyle changes can help you manage your condition.
A team for your feet
At Advanced Foot Care, we’re in this together! Our team is made up of experts in foot care who come from a variety of backgrounds. We have extensive knowledge and experience in managing diabetes-related foot problems. We are here to help!
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