Diabetes and Feet
If you have diabetes, foot problems are a common and potentially dangerous
complication. All diabetics should have regular foot care aimed at preventing
foot problems from developing. When a problem occurs early medical intervention
is a must.
Diabetes presents a unique foot-care challenge!
Left to itself, diabetes causes nerve damage that can have a particularly
detrimental impact on your feet. Not only do your feet have to endure
an inordinate amount of stress, but they are also at the farthest reaches
of your circulatory system. When nerve damage occurs, the health and safety
of your feet is severely compromised.
For those living with diabetes including children, any of the following
problems are potentially serious:
- Ingrown toenails
- Athlete's Foot
- Corns & Calluses
- Dry or Cracked Skin
If you have diabetes don't hesitate, call
Family Foot Center at 718-767-5555.