Over 400,000 people in England live with diabetes and do not go for their annual foot checkups, reports new research. The research, based on data from National Health Service England, suggests that diabetics that do not go for their checkup are at greater risk for getting amputated. Extended exposure to high blood glucose levels can damage the nerves and lead to reduced feeling and impaired blood circulation.
Due to these conditions diabetics will often not notice damage to the feet, giving greater risk to the exacerbation of smaller wounds into more serious ones.
Diabetics must pay special attention to their feet to help prevent any complications. If you have diabetic foot concerns, consult with one of our podiatrists from McKinney Podiatry Associates, PA. Our doctors will provide quality care for your diabetic 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 Texas. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.