For registered nurse Shelley Shager, taking care of your diabetic feet is vital to protecting your overall health. As our populations get older, it will be harder to manage their feet, especially if they become prone to diabetes. If you are diabetic, this means that wounds such as sores are impaired by poor blood circulation, are unable to heal, and can become infected. This in turn can lead to amputations, so it’s extremely important for diabetics to have their feet regularly assessed by their podiatrists.
Diabetics must pay special attention to their feet to help prevent any complications. If you believe you are having problems with your diabetic feet,see one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors will attend to your foot and ankle needs.
Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetes affects millions of people every year. Diabetes can damage blood vessels in many parts of the body, including the feet. Because of this, taking care of your feet is essential if you have diabetes, and having a podiatrist help monitor your foot health is highly recommended.
The Importance of Caring for Your Feet
- Routinely inspect your feet for bruises or sores.
- Wear socks that fit your feet comfortably.
- Wear comfortable shoes that provide adequate support.
Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their blood levels because blood sugar levels play such a huge role in diabetic care. Monitoring these levels on a regular basis is highly advised.
It is always best to inform your healthcare professional of any concerns you may have regarding your feet, especially for diabetic patients. Early treatment and routine foot examinations are keys to maintaining proper health, especially because severe complications can arise if proper treatment is not applied.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.