What Makes Up Diabetic Foot Care?
A good diabetic foot care plan consists of consistent self care, staying connected with a professional, and addressing any problems that arise before they get a chance to become serious.
The best habit you can develop for your feet is to perform a daily self-exam. Using your eyes and even your hands, inspect your feet to detect any cuts, sores, blisters, discolorations, or anything else out of the ordinary.
If you do find something that raises an alarm or does not show signs of improvement after a couple of days, let us know. Problems can be treated early before becoming high-risk.
Also, if you smoke, you must stop. It kills your circulation and simply makes all the complications of diabetes that much worse.
Even when your exams find no problems, it is still vital to have a periodic exam by a professional podiatrist. We can often discover problems or points of concern in their earliest stages, or provide preventative care to help a problem from starting in the first place.
Such treatments can include:
- Laser therapy, for pain management and accelerated healing
- Diabetic shoes and inserts, to redistribute pressure away from problem areas
- Nutritional support and advice
Depending on your individual case and needs, we may refer you to additional diabetic experts or provide other treatments. The key is in developing a history to understand the best and most effective ways to keep your feet healthy.
If you have diabetes, you don’t have to accept living with pain or troubles. You have options, and we can help you determine the ways you can keep doing what you love.
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