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Dealing With Diabetic Foot Ulcers

One side effect of diabetes is the increased chance of having sores or wounds on the feet that do not heal properly. If not attended to quickly, these sores can develop into what is known as a diabetic foot ulcer. Research shows that about 20 percent of diabetics have a foot ulcer, and half of the ulcers will become infected. One of the reasons foot ulcers develop is nerve damage caused by high blood sugar levels. The most common locations for ulcers are under the big toe and the ball of the foot, which are often difficult to examine. A foot ulcer that is not treated can spread to the bones or joints and it may develop into gangrene. Prevention of foot ulcers is essential for diabetics. Measures include keeping the feet clean and dry, checking for sores or cuts, and wearing appropriate shoes. If you have diabetes and have noticed numbness in the feet, please contact a podiatrist who can offer treatment solutions. 

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. Douglas Mckay from New Jersey . Our doctor 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 one of our offices located in Caldwell, and Galloway, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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