Foot Complications for Type 1 Diabetes

How to Prevent it?

Preventing Foot Problems

If you have type 1 diabetes, foot care is essential. More than 60 percent of amputations of lower limbs occur in people with diabetes. Loss of feeling in your feet can cause small wounds to go unnoticed and infections to develop and get out of control. To prevent foot problems, clean your feet daily using warm water and mild soap. Follow with a moisturizer, but avoid getting lotion between your toes. Never walk barefoot, and make sure your shoes fit well and don't cause chafing. Check your feet regularly for cuts, blisters, calluses, and swelling to catch problems early on. Use a mirror or ask a friend if you need help. See your doctor if you have any foot problems that don't heal quickly.


RIVERA FOOT & ANKLE: At Orlando H.Rivera DPM, our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting. When you have problems with your feet, you need to turn to a podiatrist who listens and responds… an experienced doctor who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs… a friendly physician who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your health. Our physician(s) meet all these criteria. Plus, you benefit from a dedicated team of trained professionals who give you the individualized attention you deserve.

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Treatment of Foot and Ankle

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