Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes can harm the feet and can lead to serious complications. If one has diabetes, there can be loss of feeling in the feet. Because of this, a good foot care regimen is critical. This can include washing, drying, and moisturizing the feet daily. It is important to check the feet each day for abnormalities, such as sores, blisters, or swelling. A hand mirror can help with this if one has trouble seeing or reaching their feet. Walking barefoot is discouraged since it can be easy to step on something and hurt the feet without realizing it. Also, wearing shoes that fit well and do not have linings that may cause friction on the feet is part of a good foot care plan. Additionally, keeping blood sugar levels under control is crucial. If you have diabetes and want to do what you can to make sure your feet are not harmed, it is suggested that you include a podiatrist as part of your medical team for regular examinations and management tips.

Diabetic foot care is important in preventing foot ailments such as ulcers. If you are suffering from diabetes or have any other concerns about your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Community Foot Specialists. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people every year. The condition can damage blood vessels in many parts of the body, especially 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, as 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 offices located in Beavercreek, Dayton, and Vandalia, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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