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Using a Mirror May Help Diabetic Patients

Tuesday, 14 February 2023 00:00

People who are diabetic understand that daily work is involved in living a healthy lifestyle. It is important to monitor blood sugar levels, and become aware of what types of foods are eaten. In addition to this, the feet need to be checked every day for existing cuts, bruises, or scrapes. Many diabetic patients have neuropathy, which is the inability to feel wounds on the feet. The bottom of the feet can be checked by a family member or caregiver, or it may be accomplished by using a mirror. Proper diabetic foot care can begin with washing and drying the feet, followed by using a good moisturizer and refraining from using it between the toes. Trimming the toenails regularly may help to prevent an ingrown toenail from developing, and circulation may be improved when a regular exercise routine is implemented. If you have diabetes, 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 North Bay Ankle & Foot 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 our offices located in Petaluma and Sonoma, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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