Diabetes is a serious disease and if you have it, you should be very diligent in monitoring your foot health. Diabetics are prone to poor circulation, weaker immunity, and impaired foot nerve function. Diabetic feet are also more susceptible to the development of sores and non-healing ulcer wounds that can become infected. Without prompt treatment, these infections may require amputation or even lead to death. For all of these reasons, it’s critical for diabetics to have their feet evaluated by a podiatrist at least once per year.
Diabetes & Neuropathy
People who have diabetes often develop nerve problems called diabetic neuropathy. This condition is characterized by pain, numbness, tingling, and burning sensations in the feet. Our podiatrists at Curalta Foot & Ankle will assess your circulation and determine whether you have peripheral neuropathy so we can design a personalized treatment plan just for you.
Diabetes & Foot Ulcers
People with diabetes often have poorer circulation than those who don’t in addition to neuropathy. Because there is a risk sustaining a cut or getting a sore will go unnoticed, diabetics should diligently monitor their feet for warning signs of infection, which can include red crater-like indentations in the skin on the sides or sole of the feet surrounded by thick, calloused skin. Ulcers will grow and spread with time and as they do, risk of infection increases.
Seek Help for Treatment of Diabetic Foot Problems
Diabetes and foot problems are an unfortunate combination problem and it’s dangerous not to monitor your foot health regularly. You should keep control of your diabetes to manage your overall health and avoid these serious issues, particularly by well-fitting shoes, exercising and eating healthy, not using tobacco, taking your medications as prescribed, and visiting your specific doctors as you should, including a yearly visit to your podiatrist. Our podiatrists at Curalta Foot & Ankle will help you learn all the preventative techniques you’ll need save your feet from diabetes complications.
Call Curalta Foot & Ankle at 1-888–777-1430 to schedule an appointment for diabetic foot care.
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