Approximately 25 percent of all diabetics will develop diabetes-related foot conditions as a result of neuropathy or poor circulation. These foot problems can be quite serious, but many can be prevented and managed with a holistic, comprehensive foot care program tailored towards diabetics.
Dr. Elizabeth E. Auger, DPM, has extensive experience treating diabetics throughout Salt Lake City and can work with you to customize an appropriate care plan to keep your feet healthy and to effectively treat any foot health issues that your diabetes causes to occur. To find out more about the ways in which Dr. Auger can help you with diabetes foot care, give us a call at any time.
You can also follow some of the foot care tips that Dr. Auger has identified below to help you to reduce the risks of problems and to assist you in recognizing when an issue has occurred that necessitates medical attention.
Many foot health risks can be controlled if you recognize the dangers that diabetics face. Dr. Auger advises diabetic patients on a variety of potential sources of damage including the following:
You should also watch for signs that diabetes is not being well controlled, such as thickened and discolored nails, loss of sensation, bruising, or small sores that heal slowly.
To help avoid problems caused by diabetes and to manage any problems that occur, Dr. Auger’s tips for diabetics include:
If you live in or around Salt Lake City, the best way to keep your feet healthy is to get the help that you need. Visit Dr. Auger today to find out how she can use her extensive experience in the field of podiatry to help you design a customized foot care program that is right for you. Call now to schedule your appointment.