Keep Your Diabetic Feet Healthy!

Diabetes affects the lives of nearly 26 million people in the United States, while another seven million remain undiagnosed. Diabetes is the inability to manufacture or properly use insulin, and it impairs the body’s ability to convert sugars, starches, and other foods into energy. The long-term effects of elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) can lead to serious damage to the eyes, heart, kidney, nerves, and feet–and even death.

While there is no cure for diabetes, there is hope. With proper diet, exercise, medical care, and careful management at home, a person with diabetes can avoid the most serious complications and enjoy a full and active life.

The best defense is prevention. Today’s podiatrist plays a key role in helping patients manage their diabetes well and successfully avoid foot-related complications. Podiatrists are highly trained physicians and surgeons focusing on the foot and ankle and should be a part of your diabetes management team.

It is vital that all diabetics in the Rome, GA, area establish a relationship with a podiatrist. Dr. Brian Middleton, a medical foot and ankle specialist with 20 years of experience, is just the right choice!

All those who are at risk for a problem should have their status assessed at least twice annually, or more frequently if the risk is greater. Dr. Brian Middleton will provide advice and treatment on diabetic foot problems, what to do to prevent them, and what to do if something does go wrong.

Diabetic shoes and insoles are another way to manage pressures beneath the feet that could become ulcers. The Medical Foot Care Center offers extra-depth shoes for diabetic patients. Medicare beneficiaries are eligible for 1 pair of shoes, and 3 pairs of removable inserts per calendar year. Other insurances may vary. We will be happy to check your insurance for benefits.

When something does go wrong, call our office immediately. The sooner treatment is started the better.

If you are diabetic and think you have a problem, call now for an immediate appointment: (706) 802-1800.

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