posted: Aug. 13, 2021.
Your podiatrists in South Pasadena, Glendale, and Glendale, MI, can help protect your feet when you have diabetes.
Diabetes is a common disease, affecting over 29 million people in the US, and it’s also very hard on your body. Diabetes can dramatically affect your immune, circulatory, and nervous systems. The effects of diabetes can show up in your extremities, especially your feet. Your podiatrist can help keep your feet healthy when you are diabetic.
Dr. Samvel Keshishyan, Dr. Samvel Keshishyan, and Dr. Mckenna Green at NextGen Foot and Ankle Care Centers offer comprehensive care for your feet, including diabetic foot care. They have convenient office locations in South Pasadena, Glendale, and Glendale, MI, to help you and your feet.
When you have diabetes, you might notice these problems with your feet:
- Blisters or abrasions that don’t heal
- Ulcerations or open wounds
- Sudden, stabbing nerve pain in your feet and toes
- Loss of sensation in your feet
Diabetes attacks your circulatory system and can cause a lack of blood flow to your feet, which may eventually result in amputations of your toes or feet.
When you have diabetes, you need to:
- Wash and dry your feet thoroughly every day
- Check your feet regularly for any cuts, blisters, or injuries
- Apply a thick moisturizing cream to keep your skin free of cracks
- Apply an antibiotic cream to any open sores or injuries
- Place a bandage on open sores or injuries
- Do ankle, foot, and toe stretches daily to boost circulation
You also need to visit your podiatrist regularly when you have diabetes. Your podiatrist is an expert at diagnosing and treating foot and toe conditions related to diabetes. You need professional foot care to protect your feet and your health.
To learn more about diabetic foot care and other podiatry services, call Dr. Benenati, Dr. Shaw, and Dr. Green at NextGen Foot and Ankle Care Centers. You can reach them in South Pasadena, MI, at (818) 779-6140, Glendale at (818) 756-3338, or at their office in Glendale at (818) 416-3668, so call today!