People with diabetes has a increases the risk of developing a wide range of Diabetic Infections here are a list of a few diabetic infections.
- skin infection (cellulitis) from an open wound
- abscess formation (collection of pus under the skin)
- bone infection
A Person living with diabetes, foot problems, It is very important to visit your Podiatrist and check for the following condition, in which unchecked can lead to serious complications:
- ulcers (sores) that do not heal
- cracked heels
- ingrown toenails
Untreated diabetes can result in other conditions, such as:
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy—this condition does not emerge overnight. Instead, it usually develops slowly and worsens over time. Some patients may have this condition long before they are diagnosed with diabetes. Having diabetes for several years may increase the likelihood of having diabetic neuropathy.
Charcot foot—a condition in which the bones of the foot are weakened enough to fracture. With continued walking, the foot eventually changes shape. As the disorder progresses, the joints collapse and the foot takes on an abnormal shape.
Diabetic Infections can be prevented, and your Podiatrist can help you with proper Prevention of infections.
Learning how to check your feet is crucial so that you can find a potential problem as early as possible. Inspect your feet every day—especially the sole and between the toes—for cuts, bruises, cracks, blisters, redness, ulcers, and any sign of abnormality. Each time you visit a health-care provider, remove your shoes and socks so your feet can be examined. Any problems that are discovered should be reported to your podiatrist as soon as possible; no matter how simple they may seem to you.
The key to successful wound healing is regular podiatric medical care to ensure the following “gold standard” of care:
- Lowering blood sugar
- Appropriate debridement of wounds
- Treating any infection
- Reducing friction and pressure
- Restoring adequate blood flow
Additional information is available from the American Diabetes Association. and www.apma.org
If you are experiencing pain or noticing a change in your feet you should seek medical care right away. Early care can help prevent the condition from worsening. Contact Podiatry Group of Georgia Today to schedule your appointment or book you appointment online.
Call Our Marietta, Georgia Office Today at 404-806-3731 or Book your appointment online now!