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Five Winter Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Diabetic Foot Care | Comments Off on Five Winter Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Five Winter Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Cooler temperatures call for a change in wardrobe and a change in the daily foot care routine for those with diabetes. In recognition of American Diabetes Month, Advanced Podiatry offers these five diabetic foot care tips to help you maintain optimal foot health during the winter. Check your feet daily. Diabetes causes nerve and blood vessel damage that can lead to foot problems if an individual develops neuropathy. Inspect your feet daily for any open sores, cracks, dryness, blisters, foot ulcers, corns, and calluses. Also, check in between your toes for any peeling of skin and moisture, which can be signs of a foot infection. Foot ulcers are common among diabetics and...

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Diabetes Awareness Month

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014 in Diabetic Foot Care | Comments Off on Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness Month

Since it’s Diabetes Awareness Month, it’s a great time to talk about the foot care required for diabetics. Diabetics are at high risk for foot related injuries and complications. Our Diabetic Care includes: Foot ulcers Vascular and neurological work up Dermatological evaluation Gait analysis Appropriate shoe gear Nutrition Diabetes is the leading cause of amputations of the lower limbs. Diabetic foot screenings are performed twice a year in our office along with your patient’s routine diabetic care scheduled every 9 weeks. We continue to improve our practice to make certain your patients get the most up to date quality Foot and Ankle care in the area. We...

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