Step Up Your Diabetic Care

Step Up Your Diabetic Care


When it comes to managing diabetes, it’s important to pay attention to every aspect of your health, including your feet. Often overlooked, foot care is an essential part of diabetic management. This is where podiatry steps in.

One of the best practices in diabetic care is an annual diabetic foot exam. The podiatrist will assess nerve function, circulation, and the overall condition of your feet. According to Better Health Channel, people with diabetes should have their feet checked at least once a year. These exams are necessary for preventing more serious problems from developing. NorthShore Podiatrist Dr. Mark Jones urges the importance of prevention. He emphasizes, “The burden of illness in diabetes is very high, and 85% of amputations may be prevented by early detection.”

You can also follow these tips at home:

  • Inspect Your Feet Daily: Check your feet every day for cuts, blisters, redness, swelling, or any other signs of injury or infection.
  • Practice Proper Hygiene: Wash your feet daily with mild soap and lukewarm water, making sure to dry them thoroughly, especially between the toes.
  • Wear Well-Fitting Shoes: Avoid shoes that are too tight or too loose. Opt for comfortable, supportive footwear that doesn’t rub or create pressure points on your feet.

At NorthShore Health Centers, we understand the significance of podiatry in diabetic care. That’s why we have a dedicated team of experienced podiatrists ready to provide care tailored to your needs. Whether you’re due for your annual diabetic foot exam or require routine foot care, our team is here to support you every step of the way. Schedule your appointment online today!

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