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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
February 23, 2017

When it comes to diabetes and your feet the best defense against the problem is being well informed. Education is an important part of making good decisions regarding your health. Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama understand the importance of diabetic foot care so much that they are willing to make house calls.

How will diabetes affects my feet?

  • Cause nerve damage to your feet
  • Loss of feeling in your feet
  • Cuts and sores can become infected
  • Lowers the amount of blood flow in your feet
  • Bad infections can take too long to heal
  • Gangrene and foot ulcers can develop
  • Amputation in some cases to avoid severe infection from spreading
  • Bones can shift or break, which can cause “rocker bottom”
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What can I do to keep my feet healthy?

  • Work with your podiatrist to make a self - care plan for your diabetes
  • Check your feet daily
  • Wash feet daily and trim your nails straight across
  • Wear shoes and socks regularly
  • Keep the blood flowing in your feet
  • Get your feet checked at every health care visit
  • Check between your toes for abnormalities

What happens to your feet when you have diabetes?

Too much glucose (sugar) in your blood can cause nerve damage and poor blood flow which eventually leads to severe foot problems. Prompt attention to any infection or sore on your feet or toes can prevent gangrene.

Why does diabetes lead to amputation?

Numbness in the feet due to diabetic nerve damage can make people less aware of injury or foot ulcers because they simply can’t feel the pain or discomfort. Therefore, serious infection can go unnoticed for too long and the damage cannot be reversed.

If you or a family member has any signs of diabetic related foot symptoms, please reach out to any of our  four locations in Michigan without delay or request an appointment.  Diabetes can be a very serious disease and requires special attention. Take care of it before it decides to not take care of you!

diabetic foot careA study publishedin The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism spoke of researchers assigning diabetic patients tissue repair drug polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN) for 3 days a week for 8 weeks in order to treat diabetic foot ulcers.  The results were that 37.7 percent of the group that was administered the drug achieved complete wound healing after 2 months.

“This approach could revolutionize the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers — a main cause of hospital admissions in the developed world,” Francesco Squadrito, MD, of the University of Messina in Gazzi Messina, Italy said. “Foot ulcers are a dangerous and expensive complication for people with diabetes, and current treatments such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy are costly and can have side effects.”

Diabetes can affect the entire body in a negative way, especially the feet. If you are diabetic and need a good podiatrist, come and see Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can provide your feet with the care they need.  

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people of all ages each year. Diabetes damages blood vessels in many parts of the body, including the feet. When damage occurs to nerves in the feet, they may be unable to send the proper signals to the peripheral nervous system, resulting in a condition known as neuropathy. Once a diabetic patient develops neuropathy, it is imperative that the feet are well taken care of to avoid possible amputation of the feet.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

- Regularly check your feet for bruises or sores.
- Wear socks that fit your feet; socks shouldn’t be tight.
- Wear properly fitting shoes that are comfortable.

Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their Hemoglobin A1C levels as this test lets the physician know how well the blood sugar levels have been controlled during the past 3 months. It is important to keep the blood sugar levels in a normal range (70-110mg/dl). It is advisable to visit a podiatrist if the diabetic patient is experiencing any conditions involving the feet.

For more information about Diabetic Foot Care, follow the link below.

For more information, contact one of our offices in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, or Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Diabetic Foot CareExperts at Duke University Medical Center have discovered that patients who are diabetic and are carrying the APOE4 gene may be susceptible to peripheral neuropathy. According to Geoff Michaels of NewsFIx, approximately 50 percent of people with diabetes get peripheral neuropathy, where decreased blood flow leads to nerve impairment in the feet.

This actually increases the risk of diabetic foot ulcers and other complications to take shape. Taking control and monitoring your blood sugar may prevent neuropathy.  Research also has proven that particular people could be more prone to neuropathy because of their genetic make-up.

If you are currently suffering from diabetes and need help with diabetic foot care, it is recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can help you manage your diabetic feet to ensure that they remain healthy, while also providing you with any treatment options if any problems do arise.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people of all ages each year. Diabetes damages blood vessels in many parts of the body, including the feet. When damage occurs to nerves in the feet, they may be unable to send the proper signals to the peripheral nervous system, resulting in a condition known as neuropathy. Once a diabetic patient develops neuropathy, it is imperative that the feet are well taken care of to avoid possible amputation of the feet.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

- Regularly check your feet for bruises or sores.
- Wear socks that fit your feet; socks shouldn’t be tight.
- Wear properly fitting shoes that are comfortable.

To learn more about Diabetic Foot Care please follow link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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