The elevated blood sugars in diabetes can damage the blood vessels, nerves, and muscles in the body. Because of reduced blood flow to legs and feet, diabetics have reduced sensation. Diabetics also more prone to infections and have longer healing times. A minor foot problem, such as a corn, can become a non-healing sore in a diabetic. If not treated promptly, it can lead to infection into tissue and bones.
Neuropathy is also a concern for diabetics.
A Foot Specialist/Chiropdost can evaluate the lower extremities and prevent ulcerations, infections and amputations. A routine visit every 6-8 weeks provides essential preventative care. Circulation and nerve status can be monitored and any care of nails, calluses and corns can be provided, as well as evaluation of proper footware.