People with diabetes are at greater risk of developing serious foot problems from even minor foot conditions. Regular diabetic foot care from a board-certified podiatrist is the best way to take care of your feet and prevent further issues. At Meridian Podiatry in Jacksonville, Florida, Norshae Robinson, DPM, DABPM, FACPM, and the team provide diabetic foot care. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Diabetic foot care is one of the services offered at Meridian Podiatry. Diabetes is a chronic health condition that causes higher than normal blood sugar levels.
Too much sugar in your blood damages your blood vessels. This type of damage most often occurs in the smaller blood vessels first, like those in your feet, affecting blood flow. If you have a cut or other foot condition, your body may not be able to provide an adequate supply of blood to heal the wound or injury.
Additionally, diabetes damages peripheral nerves. This means when you have a cut or foot problem, you may not feel the pain to warn you something is wrong.
Diabetic foot care helps protect your feet and potentially prevent serious problems like an infection that leads to an amputation.
Everyone with diabetes should receive regular diabetic foot care from a board-certified podiatrist. The frequency of your visits with your podiatrist depends on your foot needs and the severity of your diabetes.
Dr. Robinson and the team at Meridian Podiatry customize your diabetes foot care treatment plan, including the frequency of your visits.
In addition to your regular diabetic foot care visits, you should seek help whenever you have a foot problem, such as a wound, corns or calluses, or ingrown toenails.
Meridian Podiatry offers advanced wound care and limb salvage treatment options for people with diabetes. These treatments support the healing of diabetic foot ulcers and may prevent infections that lead to limb amputation.
You can expect comprehensive care when you visit Meridian Podiatry for your diabetic foot care. When you come in for your first visit, your podiatrist conducts a comprehensive assessment to understand your diabetes and personal foot care needs.
They review your medical history, home blood glucose tests, and related lab work. They examine your feet and provide various foot treatments, such as trimming your toenails or removing corns or calluses.
The Meridian Podiatry team talks to you about taking care of your feet at home, as well as the importance of regular foot inspections. They also provide custom orthotics, diabetics shoes, and inserts to prevent foot wounds.
After your assessment, your podiatrist schedules your next visit.
Diabetic foot care is an integral part of managing your diabetes. For expert care from a patient-centered team, call Meridian Podiatry or schedule an appointment online today.