It’s important that you are doing everything you can to protect your feet against diabetic-related complications.
Have you been diagnosed with diabetes? If so, you probably know just how important it is to properly care for your feet, as diabetic feet are prone to ulcers, infections, and other serious complications. It’s important to find a podiatrist who can provide you with care when you need it. This is why our Burbank, Northridge, and Santa Clarita, CA, podiatrists offer customized, gentle, and compassionate diabetic foot care, whether you simply need your toenails trimmed or you are dealing with ulcers and other issues that require immediate attention.
Those with diabetes have elevated blood sugar. If blood sugar levels remain high, either through untreated or poorly controlled diabetes, this can cause nerve damage in the feet. This is known as peripheral neuropathy. Along with nerve damage, diabetes can also lead to:
This is why it’s incredibly important that you are managing your diabetes through a healthy lifestyle and proper medication. If your blood sugar is still high despite your current treatment plan, it’s important that you tell your doctor right away.
Along with managing your blood sugar levels, it’s important that you know how to properly care for your feet, so you don’t deal with the problems above. Here are some ways to care for your feet:
Los Angeles Institute of Foot and Ankle Surgery is your Burbank, Northridge, and Santa Clarita, CA, practice for diabetic foot care. If you want to discuss ways to keep your feet healthy while living with diabetes, our podiatrists would be happy to help. To schedule an appointment, call (818) 848-5588.