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How to Take Care of Your Feet When You Have Diabetes

Diabetes can affect foot health and cause peripheral neuropathy, a condition where the central nervous system is damaged and signals from the brain to one’s feet do not work properly. This can cause inflammation and lead to numbness, tingling, and increased sensitivity in the feet, as well as more severe problems like foot ulcers and infections. Changes in lifestyle and diet can help keep blood sugar and weight in a target range that will help prevent nerve damage and neuropathy. Following diabetic food guidelines and eating at regular intervals are key to controlling diabetes and side effects like peripheral neuropathy from developing. It is also important to check your feet frequently to look for cuts, swelling, or other abnormalities. Having your feet checked regularly by a podiatrist when you have diabetes can help you stay on top of your foot health and prevent more serious complications from developing.

 

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 Fox Valley Foot and Ankle 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 office located in Naperville, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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