If you’re living with diabetes, you’re also more likely to develop peripheral neuropathy and foot problems, such as open wounds and calluses. If you’re concerned about your risk of diabetes-related foot problems, the podiatrists at Bay Area Foot Care provide comprehensive diabetic foot care. Bay Area Foot Care has locations in San Rafael, Castro Valley, Pleasanton, Oakland, Walnut Creek, and San Leandro, California, as well as in the neighborhoods of Lower Pacific Heights, Inner Richmond, NoPa, and the Mission District in San Francisco. Call the office nearest you or click the online booking tool today.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that causes your blood sugar levels to stay at consistently unhealthy levels. Left untreated, this can lead to a variety of health problems, particularly those that affect your lower extremities.
If you have diabetes, you’re more likely to develop slow-healing wounds, diabetic ulcers, peripheral neuropathy, and calluses. These conditions also increase your risk of infection and in turn, the need for amputation.
Fortunately, you can significantly lower your risk of more serious problems by monitoring your feet regularly, taking your prescription medications, exercising, and eating a healthy, well-balanced diet.
Bay Area Foot Care offers a comprehensive suite of diabetic foot care treatments, including:
Even if you haven’t developed neuropathy or a diabetic ulcer, you can still benefit from diabetic foot care. Following an exam and review of your medical history, Bay Area Foot Care can provide you with tips and suggestions to help you detect problems early on and prevent further complications.
For example, inspecting your feet on a daily basis, washing your feet regularly, and wearing comfortable, well-fitting footwear can significantly lower your risk of infection or other complications.
If you’re living with diabetes, it’s crucial to take good care of your feet and toes. Bay Area Foot Care has years of experience assisting patients with diabetic foot care. Make your appointment today by calling the office nearest you or clicking the online booking tool.