Type 1 and type 2 diabetes both have many potential negative implications for your health, and because of the potential for nerve damage and reduced blood flow, your feet are among the areas of your body that are most prone to damage as a result. Depend on us, your specialists here at Metropolitan Foot Care, for expert diabetic foot care.
The worst outcome that this disease can have on your feet is for you to end up losing one or even both of them. Unfortunately, this is not as rare as we would hope it to be. The good news, though, is that when you get regular attention from our diabetic foot care Woodside, you can stay ahead of any possible impact and that will make the chance of damage less likely. Nerve damage, or neuropathy, is typical. If it occurs, it can hinder the blood flow to your feet. Among other complications that this can be responsible for is that you will be less able to sense temperature changes in your feet, as well as sensing pain. That last part may sound good, but keep in mind that pain, while no fun, is there for a reason. It is alerting you to a concern that needs our diabetic foot care Woodside. Skin moisture is also regulated by the nerves, so you might suffer with dry skin, and possible cracking or peeling. Check often and look also for blisters, calluses, foot ulcers, infections, or other signs of any foot injury. Diabetes can make it more difficult for your body to battle any infections that do occur, so it’s crucial to notice any signs promptly. Deformities of the foot are also possible.
Although the best treatment for anything diabetes related is always to get your blood sugar under control, when damage or injury does develop, the sooner it is addressed, the better. Contact our office to arrange an appointment to come in for our diabetic foot care Woodside.