Diabetic Foot Care Specialist
Improve Your Ability to Fight of Infection
There is nothing that can substitute for the care of a good podiatrist when you have diabetes. Keeping your feet healthy is crucial in maintaining your ability to do normal activities. Dr. Lullove recommends at least an annual foot exam to stay on top of your foot health and to keep a small issue from becoming a debilitating complication.
Diabetes is a lifelong illness caused by high sugar levels in the bloodstream. The disease can impact your because it reduces your body’s ability to fight off infections. If diabetes is not monitored, your organs and immune system can begin to suffer. Our Coconut Creek podiatrist at the office of Eric J. Lullove, DPM can address any issues you experience in your feet on ankles.
Dr. Eric Lullove and his team want to help you prevent serious complications from developing and recognizing what risk factors may involve your lower extremities. One of the most important aspects of diabetic foot care is catching issues early. Identifying problems at their earliest stages, and seeking help promptly, is essential in reducing the risk of serious medical complications.
Diabetes and Your Feet
Impaired nervous systems can cause you to lose feeling in your feet. You may experience added pressure on your skin and joints caused by the lack of proper lubrication caused by sweat and oil. The skin of your feet can be damaged and cause a variety of unpleasant conditions such as sore. Diabetic patients can prevent foot problems beforehand by recognizing the symptoms early on. Visit us today to seek proper treatment!
Diabetes can cause a variety of foot conditions, such as:
- Red spots
- Flat feet
- Sore spots
Impact on Your Overall Health
Diabetes can put you at-risk of nerve damage in your feet, known as peripheral neuropathy. Nerve damage may cause to lose feeling in your feet and unable you to sense how your feet or toes are positioned. This can severely impact how you walk and balance which can lead to further damage to your feet. In addition, you may suffer a variety of cuts, scrapes and blisters from you inability to determine if shoes are too tight.
If you suffer from diabetes, take extra precaution before it is too late. If you find any problems during your daily foot inspection, including redness, swelling, blisters, itchiness, or any other abnormalities, contact us as soon as possible.
Diabetic Foot Care Technology
DON’T LET DIABETES KNOCK YOU OFF YOUR FEET
Custom made for each individual, Orpyx® SI Sensory Insoles includes remote patient monitoring for the prevention of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) and neuropathy-related ulcers. These insoles are designed to effortlessly capture plantar pressure, temperature and movement throughout the day in order to provide you with real-time audiovisual alerts to enable you to take action to resolve high-pressure areas that may lead to tissue breakdown.
Orpyx® SI plantar technology provides real-time feedback, enabling you to take immediate action when sustained high pressure was detected. High pressure can cause skin damage on the soles of the feet, which if left untreated could lead to foot ulcers, infections and, at worst case scenario, amputations.
MolecuLight i:X wound imaging enables Dr. Lullove to more accurately and quickly capture digital wound measurement in order to identify the presence of bacteria in wounds that may otherwise lack signs and symptoms of infection. With this device, we can quickly, safely and easily visualize bacteria and measure wounds at the point of care.
This point-of-care device helps Dr. Lullove optimize wound protocols including more effective wound cleaning and debridement. It also helps in tracking the effectiveness of the treatment plan decreasing bacterial load and wound size which enables Dr. Lullove to modify the treatment plan if you are not responding to it.