Your feet are at risk. When high blood sugar damages nerves, you can lose feeling in your feet. When circulation is compromised, blood doesn’t easily travel to your feet. Healing a wound on the diabetic foot can be very difficult.
Category: Diabetic Foot Care
Do You Need Diabetic Shoes?
Montgomery Foot Care Specialists have a Certified Shoe Fitter on staff who’s trained to help diabetics find custom-fit, comfortable, supportive shoes that reduce diabetic foot problems.
Take Charge of Your Diabetes and Help Prevent Foot Problems
Diabetics are more prone to foot infections, wounds that don’t heal, ingrown toenails, corns, calluses, and dry or cracked skin. Poor circulation to the feet can cause bones to weaken.
The Benefits of a Fall Risk Assessment
Your overall health whether you have diabetes, need to move quickly to get to the bathroom, are getting adequate nutrition to support healthy bones, or have a history of foot pain is important to the preventions of falls.
Questions and Answers about Diabetes and Foot Health
To understand diabetes, it helps to know a little bit about the pancreas. The pancreas is an organ located to the rear of the stomach.
One More Reason to Avoid Diabetes
Podiatrists Chanda L. Day-Houts, DPM and Heidi M. Christie, DPM of Montgomery Foot Care Specialists are passionate about diabetes prevention. That’s because we’ve seen the horrible things that can happen to a person’s feet when diabetes gets the upper hand. But in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, we have a special message today specifically for […]
How Practicing Sugar Control Can Save Your Feet
Many studies have shown that the overconsumption of sugar is bad for our health. Too much sugar contributes to heart disease, hypertension, obesity, and Type 2 diabetes. The problem is that sugar is everywhere. It’s added to packaged foods at the grocery store. It shows up at the office in the form of birthday cakes […]
The Rule of Law for Diabetics
We’ve heard a lot about the “rule of law” in recent years. It’s something that many people believe we must always enforce as a society – the idea that there are particular established laws written down that we must follow. If we don’t, a certain chaos may ensue. While contemplating the rule of law, it […]
Diabetic Shoes Can Reduce the Risk of Amputation
If you’ve got diabetes, you already know that you’ve got to stay on top of your blood glucose levels. High blood sugar contributes to problems with vision, heart disease, kidney function, and oral health. But did you know that nerve damage (neuropathy) and circulation issues (lack of blood flow) are two additional problems – major […]
5 Concrete Steps to Prevent Diabetic Ulcers
In the United States, over 30 million people have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unless these diabetes sufferers are managing their disease – and in some cases, even if they are – there’s a very good chance that one day they’ll be faced with having an ulcer. What’s a diabetic […]