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By Premier Podiatry
November 27, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: diabetic foot care  

Prevention is the name of the game when it comes to protecting diabetic feet from complications.diabetic foot care

As you may already know, diabetes can cause a lot of problems for your feet. Some of these issues can become serious if they aren’t treated right away. Our Marietta, GA, podiatrists, Dr. I. Cristina Verlezza and Dr. Trevor Beach, are here to provide everyday habits you can do to prevent foot complications from happening.

Perform Self-Exams Everyday

How do you know if there is a problem brewing if you barely take time to check out your feet? It might sound odd but if you don’t physically evaluate your feet every day then you may miss signs that trouble is brewing. Take some time each and every day to thoroughly look your feet over and check for signs of open wounds, cuts, blisters, corns and calluses, redness or tenderness. If you are noticing any changes, it’s time to call your Marietta foot doctor.

Monitor Your Blood Sugar Levels

When you have diabetes, one of the best ways to prevent health complications is by working with doctors who can help you keep your blood sugar levels within the normal range. Through a variety of lifestyle modifications and medications, health care professionals can provide you with the treatment options you need to keep your diabetes under control and to keep complications at bay.

Wear Shoes and Socks Everywhere

Even if you spend a lot of time at home, it’s still important that you wear shoes and socks at all times. Whether you are indoors or outdoors, there are many things that can lead to injuries and wounds. Since most people with diabetes have some loss of sensation or nerve damage in their feet, they can’t often feel when they’ve stepped on something that could cause an injury. Protect your feet day in and day out by wearing supportive shoes and socks.

Seek Care Immediately When There are Problems

One of the most important things you can do is call us when an issue arises. Even if the problem seems relatively minor it’s better to play it safe and give us a call when you notice symptoms. We can tell you whether this is something you can handle from the comfort of your home or whether it requires immediate care. Having a podiatrist that you can turn to when problems happen can be very reassuring for patients with diabetes.

Of course, it’s important that at the first sign of a problem that you turn to a foot specialist for the care you need. Here at Premier Podiatry in Marietta, GA, we pride ourselves on offering regular and urgent comprehensive foot care when you need it most. Call us today!

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1200 Johnson Ferry RD
STE 150, Marietta GA 30068
(770) 971-9820