If you manage your blood sugar efficiently, you’re at lower risk of foot complications from diabetes, but there will always be some level of risk. Brittle diabetics and those with uncontrolled sugar are at highest risk of foot problems, including:
When sores go unnoticed or intervention is too late, people with diabetes commonly experience serious consequences, including amputation of toes, feet, or even the lower leg.
It’s essential to involve a podiatrist in your care before you ever experience signs and symptoms of foot problems because the podiatrist is as engaged in prevention as treatment. However, you should contact a podiatrist immediately if:
The doctors at Starrett Podiatry have extensive experience in diabetic foot care.
The podiatrist plays a critical role. They inspect your feet to identify issues early, while treatment is still effective. They can also assist with routine foot and nail care to prevent complications and provide both surgical and nonsurgical treatment when problems do arise.
Although you may not be able to prevent problems completely, you can significantly reduce your risk by taking these preventive measures:
At Starrett Podiatry, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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