Diabetes and Your Feet

While diabetes has a big impact on many different parts of your body such as the eyes, skin, nerves, and heart, one of the biggest impacts is on the feet. Diabetes can cause problems related to circulation and neuropathy (caused by damaged nerves).

Poor Circulation & Neuropathy

  • The signs
    • cramping in your legs
    • slow healing
    • discoloration in your toes and feet
  • Why is it important
    • Impairs your healing
    • May cause infection
  • How can I prevent permanent damage
    • Loss of feeling in the foot

All the ways diabetes can affect your feet

  • Sores that don’t heal
  • Corns and Calluses
  • Dry/Cracked skin leading to sores and infection
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hammertoes and Bunion

Having a podiatrist that you see regularly is an essential part of diabetic foot care. Call our office today to schedule an appointment so that one of our doctors can help you through your journey of diabetic foot care.


Source: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

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