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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”

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!

Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
3408 West Rd (In Grange Plaza)
Trenton, MI 48183 -(734) 676-4664

2200 Monroe
Dearborn, MI 48124 - (313) 274-0990

6770 Dixie Hwy. Suite 101
Clarkston, MI 48346 - (248) 625-1110

23800 Orchard Rd Suite 201
Farmington Hills, MI  48336 - (248) 474-0040