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Foot Ulcers Can Be a Serious Complication of Diabetes

People who have diabetes are aware of the complications that can arise if proper foot care is not provided. Neuropathy, a condition that prevents feeling in the feet, may accompany diabetes. It is beneficial to check the bottom of the feet for existing cuts, bruises, or scrapes. Many patients ask a family member to help them look for cuts on the feet, or it may be done by using a mirror. Foot ulcers can be a common side effect of diabetes, and amputation may be necessary if ulcers are not treated promptly. The skin on the feet may change color in diabetic patients, and unusual sensations in the feet may be a symptom of nerve damage. Proper foot care starts with washing the feet regularly, trimming the toenails correctly, and wearing shoes that fit properly. Additionally, it can help to wear socks that are made of a cotton material, and it is beneficial to avoid activities that can injure the feet. When frequent foot exams are performed, the chances of noticing a cut is improved. Then treatment can begin in a timely fashion. If you are a diabetic patient, it is strongly advised that you are under the care of a podiatrist who can help you to manage this condition.

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 Michigan Foot & Ankle Center. 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 one of our offices located in Livonia, and Southfield, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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