Brighton Beach Podiatrist
Your feet need more focused attention to their well-being when you are diabetic. Fluctuations in your blood sugar, which can occur with either type one or type two diabetes, can lead to nerve problems, affect circulation, and cause various complications. At Body & Feet, we want you to know that our Brighton Beach podiatrist
will work with you to keep your feet healthy. With just a little bit of extra effort and attention to your feet at home, diabetes can be prevented from resulting in foot infections and under the most severe circumstances, even the loss of a foot.
Nerve damage, clinically called neuropathy, causes a reduced flow of blood to your feet and this can mean that your feet are not receiving a sufficient supply of blood. What does this mean? Well, typically it can mean that you're less able to feel pain in your feet, even if you have had an injury to it. You're less likely to detect changes in temperature, also. To combat this possibility, you should check your feet regularly, looking for issues like blisters, signs of injury, infection, or calluses. Other risks include dry skin, cracking, and peeling. This happens because your nerves regulate the moisture level in your feet. If calluses turn thick they can turn into foot ulcers. And due to reduced circulation, your ability to fight off infections can also become compromised. If you notice any concerns about your feet, you should call us right away and schedule an exam by our Brighton Beach podiatrist
Diabetic foot and wound care is about awareness and action. You need to be aware of any changes in the condition of your feet and then seek out the expert advice and guidance of our Brighton Beach podiatrist
. Because foot deformities are possible from the effects of diabetes, you may benefit from special therapeutic shoes that help your toes and feet keep their proper shape. Our help will be essential, but there are things you can do for yourself. If you smoke, consider quitting. And a strategy of regular exercise gives you the advantage of increasing your circulation naturally.
By Body & Feet
February 18, 2015