Approximately 50% of people in the United States with diabetes develop neuropathy in their feet, which can have serious consequences. To stay one step ahead of your health, Karyn Goldberg, DPM, at Goldberg Podiatry Center, LLC, offers expert diabetic foot care. Through vigilance and early intervention, Dr. Goldberg helps patients with diabetes in Livingston, New Jersey, keep foot issues at bay. Call to schedule an appointment to learn more.
Diabetes has become one of the biggest health care concerns in the United States, with a prevalence of 10% and a rate of increase of 5% every year. Diabetes is a chronic and systemic disease that affects your body in a number of ways, from cardiovascular issues to neurological problems.
One complication that stems from diabetes is neuropathy in your feet. Neuropathy is a term used to describe nerve damage, which is caused by poor circulation in your extremities, including your feet.
This occurs because diabetes leads to dangerous levels of glucose in your blood, which can build up, compromising your circulation. With diabetic neuropathy, the lack of adequate circulation in your feet leads to nerve damage.
Because of the prevalence of neuropathy among diabetic patients, Dr. Goldberg offers specialized diabetic foot care to provide vigilant monitoring of your feet, catching potential problems before they lead to irreversible damage.
If you have diabetes, any problem in your feet, no matter how minor, warrants Dr. Goldberg’s attention. Because your circulation is compromised, the slightest cut can lead to an infection, which your body can’t heal properly. Seemingly small problems like toenail fungus, ingrown toenails, calluses, and corns can turn into major issues if Dr. Goldberg doesn’t provide preventive measures.
You should also stay on top of the signs of neuropathy, which include:
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, see Dr. Goldberg at your earliest convenience so that she can work with you to come up with the best plan going forward.
While the care that Dr. Goldberg provides is critical, so too is the care you provide at home. For your own, at-home diabetic foot care, you should:
This at-home care, combined with Dr. Goldberg’s diabetic foot care, goes a long way toward safeguarding your long-term foot health.
To get started on your diabetic foot care, call Goldberg Podiatry Center, LLC.