Diabetic Foot Care

 
 

Diabetes has become an epidemic in this country. If you have diabetes it is essential that you have your feet evaluated by a podiatrist.

Diabetics are prone to poor circulation, have a weakened immune system and impaired nerve function in their feet. Due to poor circulation, diabetic feet are more susceptible to developing sores, and non-healing wounds which may lead to ulcers. These wounds can also develop into serious infections which can lead to amputations, loss of limbs and even loss of life. With diabetes, you also have a good chance of developing peripheral neuropathy. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy can be pain, numbness, tingling and burning sensation in your feet. I recommend that you come in for a comprehensive diabetic foot evaluation. I will use the latest technology to test and assess the circulation to your feet, and determine if you have peripheral neuropathy.

Once the evaluation is complete, I will design a treatment plan specifically for you.  If you're a diabetic, come in for a complete evaluation, so that we can provide you with the care you'll need to minimize possible complications. 

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Diabetics should see a podiatrist at least once a year, although I recommend a least twice a year if you are still able to cut your own toenails. If you are not able to cut your own toenails then I recommend you come in every 9 weeks for a routine toenail trimming. 

Take Care of Your Toenails

  • Cut toenails after bathing, when they are soft.
  • Cut toenails straight across and smooth with a nail file.
  • Avoid cutting into the corners of toes.
  • Do not cut cuticles.