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Protecting Diabetic Feet

Tuesday, 30 August 2022 00:00

Most people who are diabetic know the importance of checking their feet daily, even when their feet feel good. Neuropathy is a common condition that can affect diabetic patients, and it is defined as being unable to feel existing cuts, bruises, or scrapes that have developed on the feet. It can happen as a result of damaged nerve endings from increased levels of insulin in the blood. Washing and drying the feet thoroughly is essential in diabetic foot care. It is suggested to refrain from walking barefoot and to wear comfortable shoes. Additionally, trimming the toenails correctly may help to prevent ingrown toenails, and engaging in a mild exercise routine can help to control blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, it is strongly advised that you are under the care of a podiatrist who can frequently check the condition of your feet and offer you correct management techniques.

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 the podiatrists from New England Family Foot Care. 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 office located in Milton, MA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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