Diabetes and your Feet
All diabetics are warned that their metabolic disease often affects the eyes, the kidneys and the feet with often tragic consequences. Poor circulation, numbness and burning, loss of balance and strength, foot ulcers, infections and all too often gangrene and amputation are commonly associated with Diabetes. Starting with a complete lower extremity evaluation, a determination of how your Diabetes has affected your feet, a program of care can be custom developed to treat and reverse any existing problems and prevent future problems from developing. Working along side of internists and endocrinologists as part of the diabetes health professional team, podiatry has been proven to be a valuable asset in maintaining longevity and quality of life for diabetics. All diabetics should at least have an annual Podiatry exam.