If you are among the millions of people in the United States diagnosed with diabetes, you probably learned about the importance of managing your medications, adapting your diet, and incorporating activity into your lifestyle. But, what do you know about diabetic foot care? One of the complications of diabetes is restricted blood flow to the legs and feet. That’s why it’s important to have one of our Advanced Podiatry podiatrists on your care team.
Working closely with your Advanced Podiatry podiatrist can reduce the risk of developing diabetic foot and ankle issues, such as neuropathic ulcers, infections, nerve and bone damage, and even amputations. You should see your Advanced Podiatry podiatrist every six months, or as needed, if you’ve been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, or have a personal history of a diabetes related complication.
If you don’t have any diabetes related foot and ankle complications, it’s still recommended that you see one of our Advanced Podiatry podiatrists at least twice a year.
The award-winning expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry of Manhasset, Huntington, Maspeth, Plainview, Coram, Mineola, and Williston Park specialize in the medical and surgical foot care of patients who are diabetics. If you are a diabetic, please call one of our Advanced Podiatry offices for an evaluation and let us help you develop a game plan.