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Recognizing Signs of Diabetes in the Foot

Tuesday, 25 June 2024 00:00

Diabetes can manifest in the feet through several noticeable signs. One common symptom is persistent numbness or tingling, often caused by nerve damage, known as diabetic neuropathy. This condition can lead to a loss of sensation, making it difficult to detect injuries or infections. Another sign is slow-healing sores or ulcers, which can develop from minor cuts or blisters due to poor circulation. Discoloration of the skin, such as redness, can indicate inflammation or infection. Swelling in the feet and ankles might also be present, signaling potential underlying issues. Additionally, changes in skin texture, including dryness or cracking, can occur. Fungal infections, particularly between the toes, are more frequent in diabetics. If you have diabetes, it is strongly suggested that you are under the care of a podiatrist who can help you manage this serious condition.

Diabetic foot care is important in preventing foot ailments such as ulcers. If you are suffering from diabetes or have any other concerns about your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Carolina Foot & Ankle. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people every year. The condition can damage blood vessels in many parts of the body, especially the feet. Because of this, taking care of your feet is essential if you have diabetes, and having a podiatrist help monitor your foot health is highly recommended.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

  • Routinely inspect your feet for bruises or sores.
  • Wear socks that fit your feet comfortably.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that provide adequate support.

Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their blood levels, as blood sugar levels play such a huge role in diabetic care. Monitoring these levels on a regular basis is highly advised.

It is always best to inform your healthcare professional of any concerns you may have regarding your feet, especially for diabetic patients. Early treatment and routine foot examinations are keys to maintaining proper health, especially because severe complications can arise if proper treatment is not applied.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Huntersville Office | 16419 Northcross Dr Suite A, Huntersville, NC 28078; Mooresvillle Office | 206 Joe Knox Avenue Suite D, Mooresville, NC 28117; and Mountain Island | 10310 Couloak Drive Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28216 . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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