diabetic foot care4Diabetes is expensive, especially for those who do not properly manage their diabetic feet. “The estimated cost of diabetes in the United States is currently $245 billion, and includes medical costs, disability, work loss and premature death,” according to D. Scott Covington, MD, FACS, chief medical officer for Healogics and the Center for Wound Care at Sonora Regional Medical Center. If you’re a diabetic patient, make sure to inspect your feet everyday, clean them every day, trim your toenails regularly, wear properly-fitting shoes, avoid walking barefoot, and exercise often to increase blood flow circulation to your feet.

Diabetics must pay special attention to their feet to help prevent any complications. If you believe you are having problems with your diabetic feet,consult with Dr. James Ricketti of New Jersey. Dr. Ricketti will provide you with the foot- and ankle information you seek.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people every year. Diabetes can damage blood vessels in many parts of the body, including 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 because 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 our office, located in Hamilton, NJ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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