Diabetes and Your Feet
Improve Your Ability to Fight of Infection
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.
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. Our Coconut Creek podiatrist can help you avoid serious problems by using the proper treatments. Call us today at (561) 989-9780 to schedule an appointment!