Your feet deserve special attention when you have diabetes. The likelihood of serious problems such as infections and open sores is reduced by careful daily inspection. These problems are a major cause of foot and leg amputations. A minor wound to some can become a serious problem for a diabetic.
Diabetes mellitus has been known for hundreds of years, and much progress has been made in its treatment to allow people with the condition to lead normal lives. Still, the number of diabetics is increasing. Around 600,000 new cases are found each year, not counting those whose condition is not known.
We recommend that you schedule regular visits to your foot and ankle specialist at least twice a year. Progress has been made in the treatment of diabetes to allow you to lead a normal life. Your podiatric physician will assess your foot health and make any necessary recommendations about your treatment to prevent more serious problems.
We recommend that you schedule regular visits to your foot and ankle specialist at least twice a year.