November is National Diabetes Awareness month! Those who aren’t strangers to diabetes are aware of the risks it poses to your feet. Decreased blood flow from diabetes can cause injuries in both your hands and feet. Fortunately, with proper care and regular visits to your podiatrist, you can avoid serious complications. In fact, amputations from diabetes have decreased by over 50 percent in the last 20 years thanks to better medical care!
Podiatrists are able to detect signs of an ulcer from diabetes in its early stages and start treatment right away. If you have diabetes and are experiencing foot pain, it’s imperative that you see your podiatrist as soon as possible.