Diabetes | Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists - Part 3
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How does diabetes affect my feet?

Almost two-thirds of people with diabetes suffer from mild to severe nerve damage. The result is diminished feeling in the feet. You may not feel cuts, scratches and blisters in the skin of your feet. These wounds can become infected. In addition, your blood nourishes...

What should Diabetics do for their feet daily?

Diabetics should inspect their feet daily. Use a mirror or ask for help if you need it. Look for any calluses, corns, cracks, or blisters. Check between your toes. If you notice anything, seek medical attention – do not self-treat! This is in addition to the fact that...

What should diabetics do for their feet yearly?

All diabetics need an annual comprehensive foot exam by a Podiatrist to check for possible sore spots and to check nerve sensation. This non-invasive testing and exam is “required” by the American Diabetes Association. As an expert in all aspects of foot an ankle...

What are “diabetic shoes?”

Diabetic, or therapeutic, shoes are specifically designed to prevent skin breakdown and other foot injures. They must meet strict guidelines in their design and function. They reduce shock, or impact, and shear – rubbing that can produce blisters and other...

Cold Feet? Could you Have Raynaud’s Phenomenon?

by Dr. Brant McCartan As the cold weather comes our way, our friends with Raynaud’s Phenomenon should take some precautions. Cold weather can bring about flair-up episodes of Raynaud’s Phenomenon or syndrome so you really should be careful. Quick...