Diabetic Foot Care

Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Arcadia, CA

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetic foot care provides an effective way to reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications and preserve your mobility if you have diabetes. At Global Podiatry Partners, Inc. in Arcadia, California, board-certified podiatrists and foot and ankle surgeons Caitlyn Lee, DPM, AACFAS, and Wenjay Sung, DPM, FACFAS, offer diabetic foot care to people of all ages, including preventive checkups, prescription diabetic shoes, and treatment of common problems, like corns, calluses, and blisters. Call Global Podiatry Partners, Inc. today to schedule diabetic foot care for yourself or your child, or book an appointment online. 

Diabetic Foot Care Q & A

Should I schedule diabetic foot care if I have diabetes?

Yes. Schedule diabetic foot care at least once a year if you’re diagnosed with diabetes. Even if you do a good job keeping your blood sugar in check, you’re more likely to experience foot-related problems. 

Annual visits to Global Podiatry Partners, Inc. provide peace of mind and alert you to potential issues. 

What symptoms can diabetic foot care treat?

Diabetic foot care is important if you have high blood sugar, especially if you also experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Skin discoloration
  • Tingling or numbness in your feet
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Corns, calluses, or blisters
  • Open wounds

Seek treatment if you have symptoms of athlete’s foot or toenail fungus. Even though these problems usually aren’t serious, they increase your risk of infection and other complications if you have diabetes.

What happens during a diabetic foot care appointment?

Your Global Podiatry Partners, Inc. provider reviews your medical records and asks about your diabetes, including the type, when you were diagnosed, and how well you maintain your blood sugar. 

Answer these questions as honestly as possible; your responses help guide treatment.

Next, your podiatrist examines your feet, toes, and lower legs. They touch the soles of your feet and the bottoms of your toes with various instruments, assessing your ability to feel sensations. Then, they check for corns, calluses, blisters, and other signs of infection.

Your provider also orders diagnostic imaging, like X-rays, CT scans, or an MRI to check for problems with your bones, joints, and soft tissue. 

What services does diabetic foot care include?

Global Podiatry Partners, Inc. offers a range of diabetic foot care services. Your provider might suggest:

  • Cleaning diabetic wounds
  • Draining fluid or pus from diabetic ulcers
  • Debridement (removing dead or infected skin)
  • Applying special ointments or bandages to promote healing
  • Trimming your toenails 
  • Smoothing out corns and calluses
  • Prescribing oral or intravenous antibiotics to eliminate infection
  • Prescribing diabetic shoes
  • Fat pad injections (to reduce the risk of corns, calluses, and blisters)

The goal of diabetic foot care is to treat potential problems early, keep your blood sugar at healthy levels, and preserve your mobility. 

Call Global Podiatry Partners, Inc. today to schedule diabetic foot care or book your appointment online.