Paying Special Attention to Diabetic Foot
Diabetes is a condition that afflicts many Americans. Causing raised blood
sugar levels, it is a disease that reduces the production of insulin in
the body. One of the prime dangers of the disease rests in its attack
on the foot. Two common complications that cause diabetic feet are nerve
damage and poor circulation.
Diabetes can cause nerve damage, mainly in the foot, preventing the individual
from feeling sensation in the appendage. This is particularly dangerous
because the patient may not feel any injuries or pain suffered, thus damaging
the foot even more. Another major issue is poor circulation. Diabetes
damages blood vessels leading to poor circulation, which can weaken bones
and cause breaks.
Dr. Gerken and
Dr. Richardson both specialize in treating foot injuries related to the disease of diabetes
and have extensive experience in crafting personalized care plans for patients.