Diabetic Foot Care - Podiatrist in Lakeland and Bartow, FL - Gabriel Delgado, DPM
Diabetic Foot Care – Podiatrist in Lakeland and Bartow, FL – Gabriel Delgado, DPM
Phone (863) 686-1641
Podiatrist Dr. Gabriel F Delgado of Mid Florida Foot & Ankle Clinic discusses why diabetics must come in for a comprehensive foot exam to avoid the complications of diabetes.
Diabetic Foot Care
If you have diabetes, you probably already know that you face special health challenges as the result of your disease. People with diabetes often suffer from poor blood circulation, which slows down healing and may increase the risk of infections. Additionally, due to nerve damage from the disease some may lose some or most of the sensations that you feel hot or cold, and the pain that might come from injuries.
As you can imagine, complications like infection and injury can be particularly serious when they affect the feet. The good news is that by following these steps and taking care of your feet, you can greatly reduce your risk of having problems.
1. Check your Feet
2. Keep your feet Clean
3. Go soft on your skin
4. Avoid heat on your feet
5. Wear loose fitting socks
6. Never use sharp instruments
7. Maintain a proper weight
8. Be kind your feet
9. Do not smoke
10. Listen to your Podiatrist concerning your care
Please call to schedule an appointment (863) 686-1641
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