I have diabetes, why doesn’t my foot ulcer heal on it’s own?

Diabetes is a very complicated disease that affects all the systems in your body, including the ability to heal wounds.  Higher than normal levels of sugar in your blood can reduce your body’s ability to heal wounds.  It’s also harder to fight an infection in the presence of diabetes, which can certainly complicate wound healing.  […]

When should a person with diabetes see a podiatrist?

Diabetes is a serious problem in the United States.  The statistics are staggering.  According to the American Diabetes Association from 2011, 25.8 million children and adults have diabetes in the United States.  This includes type 1 and type 2 diabetes.  A small problem with your foot to most people can turn into a big problem […]

Do you provide other services like a diabetic shoe program?

Absolutely!  Medicare understands the importance of preventing foot problems from occurring in patients with diabetes.  With Medicare’s diabetic shoe program, Medicare covers one pair of diabetic shoes, and three pair of insoles yearly.  We participate in this program, and can help fit you with appropriate foot wear.

Why do I have to take special care of my feet if I have diabetes?

It is very important that people with diabetes give their feet very special care.  A small problem in a healthy person could become a severe one to a person with diabetes.  Diabetes can affect the feet in a number of different ways.  The first is infection, which is one of the most common complications of […]