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Diabetics Should Be Aware of Their Feet

  • Dr. Bruce Zappan
  • January 22, 2018

Diabetes is a condition that affects all parts of the body; the feet, being the base of the body, also face the effects diabetes brings. Because the feet are often overlooked, many diabetics do not realize the many issues they are more prone to developing as a result of their diabetes, such as foot injuries, cuts, corns, and ingrown toenails. Minor abrasions can lead to to the development of deeper wounds. Diabetics should identify any of the problems they may face, which can range from trouble walking to consistent pain in the feet or ankles. If you suffer from diabetes and are unsure of how to proceed in managing your foot care, it is imperative to visit your podiatrist.

Diabetics must pay special attention to their feet to help prevent any complications. If you believe you are having problems with your diabetic feet, contact Dr. Bruce B. Zappan, DPM, PC, of Medical Arts Podiatry Associates. Dr. Zappan will treat your foot and ankle needs.

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 our office located in Philadelphia, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.