Diabetic wound care is essential because individuals who live with this disease are more vulnerable to serious foot complications than others. Diabetes can damage the nerves in your feet and reduce blood flow in the area. Additionally, the disease compromises your immune system and diminishes your body’s ability to protect itself. Without proper wound care for diabetes, a complication could escalate to the point that amputation becomes necessary.
For your first step, try checking your feet daily for any cuts or bruises, washing them carefully to prevent infection, and coming into Richardson Podiatry Associates as soon as you notice anything out of the ordinary. Seeking early medical attention for instances of wounds on diabetic feet is vital for reducing the risk of amputation.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with diabetes, come in and see us to make your plan for daily foot care so you can avoid any serious complications due to this disease. Our office is conveniently located in Richardson, TX, and Dr. Gene Reister is a leading expert who will work with you to establish preventative measures for your health. Call us at (972) 690-5374 or schedule an appointment online today.
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