Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes is a disease that does not discriminate and the patient may not feel symptoms of diabetes for months or even years. By the time symptoms present themselves, permanent damage my have already been done. It is important to be seen by a Podiatrist to recognize the early signs of potential problems.

There are many complications that can occur with diabetes but those that affect the diabetic foot include:

Poor or compromised circulation/blood supply to the feet. Complications in diabetes can cause damage to blood vessels and the quality of the healing factors in the blood.

Inadequate sensation. Nerve damage commonly referred to as diabetic foot neuropathy is another complication which is common with diabetes.