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Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetic foot ulcers are difficult wounds to heal. The size of the ulcer, gender, and potential infection have been linked to healing time.  Larger ulcers and infections tend to lead to longer wound closure times, and men tend to have slower healing time for wounds. One way to have a positive effect on wound healing is by making sure glucose levels are within normal range. It is particularly important for diabetics to examine their feet daily to check for cuts and scrapes that can lead to ulcers. If you have diabetes, it is suggested that you include a podiatrist on your health care team and get your feet checked regularly.

Diabetic foot care is important in preventing foot ailments such as ulcers. If you are suffering from diabetes or have any other concerns about your feet, contact Dr. Jim Maxka from South Penn Foot & Ankle Associates. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people every year. The condition can damage blood vessels in many parts of the body, especially the feet. Because of this, taking care of your feet is essential if you have diabetes, and having a podiatrist help monitor your foot health is highly recommended.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

  • Routinely inspect your feet for bruises or sores.
  • Wear socks that fit your feet comfortably.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that provide adequate support.

Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their blood levels, as blood sugar levels play such a huge role in diabetic care. Monitoring these levels on a regular basis is highly advised.

It is always best to inform your healthcare professional of any concerns you may have regarding your feet, especially for diabetic patients. Early treatment and routine foot examinations are keys to maintaining proper health, especially because severe complications can arise if proper treatment is not applied.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Hanover, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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