Diabetic Foot Management & Treatment
It is extremely important for diabetics to have their feet regularly checked by a podiatrist. There are many things that can occur to a diabetic’s leg and feet due to uncontrolled blood glucose levels. At Ace Podiatry our podiatrist are highly trained in diabetic foot and leg health and are here to properly assess and educate you, to make sure that your feet can stay on your feet.
2 types of diabetics
Type 1 – Failure to produce insulin, Type 1 diabetes can affect children or adults but was traditionally termed “juvenile diabetes” because it represents a majority of the diabetes cases in children.
Type 2 – Is due primarily to lifestyle factors and genetics. It is the most common type of diabetes. It results from insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to use insulin properly, sometimes combined with an absolute insulin deficiency. It usually occurs at age 40+.
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a condition in which a person has high blood sugar. Normally, in mammals the body maintains a blood glucose level between about 3.6 and 5.8mmol/L (64.8 and 104.4 mg/dL).
Why See A Podiatrist
- Footwear and orthotics – to accommodate pressure by conforming to the shape of the foot
- Neuropathy – Monitoring the loss of feeling in their feet, and changes in the shape of their feet.
- Vascularity –They can then help reduce the risks of ulceration, reduced circulation, and treatment of ulcers.
- Education – Education into the disease and how to take best care of yourself.