Approximately 29.1 million people have diabetes, and approximately 28% of that population is not diagnosed. Diabetics are prone to experiencing a wide variety of other conditions, some of which include neuropathy and foot ulcers. Diabetic foot ulcers in particular are dangerous for diabetics, and it is important for patients to receive annual examinations by a healthcare provider, perform daily inspections of the feet, wear supportive footwear, and take measures to improve circulation.
Diabetics must pay special attention to their feet to help prevent any complications. For more information about diabetic foot care, consult with Dr. Jeff Wachtel, D.P.M., of Wachtel Family Foot Care. Dr. Wachtel will provide you with the foot- and ankle information you seek.
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 contact our office located in Lansdale, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.