According to research, “between 2010 and 2012, the number of American patients newly diagnosed with diabetes surpassed 3 million.” Not only can diabetes take a toll in the form of medical expenses, but diabetes can also lead to severe complications such as foot infections, foot ulcers, and even foot amputation. Older patients in particular are at a higher risk of being prone to these conditions. Foot problems caused by diabetes can be prevented with proper foot care, education, routines, treatments, and regularly scheduled visits to your podiatrist for foot exams. Podiatrists play a large role in ensuring the continual health of their diabetic patients
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 Dr. Robert J. Kaplan of Twin Rivers Podiatry Easton. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep your pain free and on your feet.
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 feel free to contact one of our offices located in Easton, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.