Diabetes and Your Feet
Diabetes is a chronic disease that is caused by high levels of sugar in the blood. It can also decrease your body’s ability to fight off infections, which can result in foot problems that need to be treated by a podiatrist. When diabetes is not properly controlled, damage can occur to the organs and impairment of the immune system is also likely to occur.
Podiatry Associates of Florida properly assesses the full problem from the potential nervous system damage that might cause you to not feel your feet properly, to sores that can develop from increased sweat secretion and oil production that lubricates the skin, which causes abnormal pressure on the bones and joints of the foot.
If you have diabetes, our physicians at Podiatry Associates of Florida can help you prevent foot problems before they occur. We help you recognize problems early so that we can provide you with a proactive program and the right treatment when a problem does happen.