Don’t Let Diabetes Leave You in the Dark About Your Feet!
Millions of Americans live with diabetes, and one of the most common—and serious—complications is foot problems. But don’t worry! With knowledge and the right care, you can prevent these complications and keep your feet healthy.
Why Are Feet At Risk?
Diabetes can damage nerves and blood vessels, leading to numbness, poor circulation, and even skin changes. These factors make it harder for your feet to heal from injuries, increasing your risk of infections and ulcers.
What Are the Signs of Foot Problems?
- Numbness, tingling, or burning in your feet
- Dry, cracked skin
- Changes in the color or temperature of your feet
- Loss of hair on your feet and legs
- Sores, calluses, or ingrown toenails that don’t heal
- Redness, swelling, or warmth in your feet
How Can I Protect My Feet?
- Inspect your feet daily for any injuries or changes.
- Wash your feet daily with warm water and dry them thoroughly, especially between the toes.
- Moisturize your feet to prevent dryness and cracking.
- Wear shoes that fit well and protect your feet.
- Never go barefoot, even indoors.
- See your doctor for regular foot exams, even if you don’t have any symptoms.
SLMA Comprehensive Health Clinic: Your Trusted Partner for Diabetic Foot Care
At SLMA Comprehensive Health Clinic, we understand the importance of foot health for people with diabetes. Led by Drs. Andrea Leonards, DPM and Adam Ziegenbusch, DPM, our team of experienced podiatrists provides comprehensive foot care services, including:
- Regular foot exams
- Wound care
- Diabetic shoe fitting
- Treatment for infections and ulcers
- And more
Don’t wait until it’s too late! Take control of your foot health and schedule an appointment at SLMA Comprehensive Health Clinic today. Call us at 985-868-4890 to learn more.