With approximately 16 million Americans suffering from diabetes, and more being diagnosed every day, most people have, at least, a basic knowledge of the disease. Nearly everyone realizes that it’s caused by the body’s inability to produce insulin, or use it properly, and that it affects many organs. They also know that those who have it must constantly monitor their blood sugar, as well as their diets.
Moreover, it’s generally understood that diabetes can affect the feet, often in very serious ways. In fact, for those who have the affliction, even a small, otherwise innocuous, sore can easily become infected; and, if not correctly treated, and completely healed, it can have devastating consequences. Diabetic neuropathy, which causes burning, tingling, and numbness in the feet, is another issue of concern.
Luckily, there are many precautions that you can take, to prevent, or minimize, most of these complications. Call us today for an appointment, and we’ll create a customized, easy-to-follow plan of prevention that you can jump into with both feet – and it won’t hurt, because they’ll be healthy!