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.


Diabetic Complications and Your Feet

Your feet play an integral role in your day. We can spend several hours a day putting our entire body weight on our feet so it’s imperative to take care of them.

There are several risk factors that can increase your chances of developing foot problems and diabetic infections in the legs and feet.

Diabetes can be extremely dangerous to your feet. Podiatry Associates of Florida can help avoid serious problems such as losing a toe, foot or leg by following proper prevention techniques offered by our doctors.


Diabetic Risk Factors

  • Poorly fitted shoes are one of the most common problems for foot complications and can cause blisters, corns or calluses.
  • Damage to the nerves of the feet, also known as peripheral neuropathy, can cause complete loss of feeling in your feet
  • Loss of feeling in your feet can also exacerbate issues such as minor injuries, cuts, scrapes and blisters.