Prevent Foot Ulcers and Amputation

If you have diabetes you know how important it is to manage this disease. Diabetes can affect your entire body as it can lead to nerve damage and a decrease in blood circulation. This can be especially damaging to your lower limbs. Nerve damage can result in the loss of sensitivity in your feet and combined with poor circulation can easily lead to foot ulcers. In serious cases, these ulcers may result in amputation.

In order to prevent foot ulcers from developing, it is imperative that you take control of your health – from head to toe! Maintaining a healthy and nutritious diet is important to all aspects of diabetes. Be aware of every single bite you take and its nutritional information. Participating in regular physical activity will also help manage your diabetes.  However, your diet and exercise routine are not the only elements of proper diabetic care.

With the loss of sensation caused by nerve damage, you may not be able to feel the pain from a cut or scrape to the skin of your feet. These tiny abrasions can easily allow bacteria to enter your body and result in an infection before you are even aware of its existence. This is why daily examination and cleansing of your feet is essential.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes call our Troy office at (248) 362-3338 or our Warren office at 586-751-3338. You may also request an appointment online at our website. Dr. Anthony Weinert will be happy to assist you in maintaining excellent foot health care and preventing further complications from developing.


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