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PODIATRIST DISCUSSES PREVENTION OF DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS

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"Diabetic foot ulcers are open wounds that penetrate through both the epidermis (the surface layer of skin) and the dermis (the deeper layer that separates the outer skin from the tissue) in patients with diabetes," explains podiatric surgeon Rebecca Pruthi, DPM, owner of Foot Care of Manhattan in New York City.

 

Dr. Rebecca Pruthi

 

There are many steps you can take to prevent diabetic foot ulcers from forming or progressing into an open wound. "Medical management of your diabetes and blood sugar is so important," says Dr. Pruthi, since the loss of circulation and blood flow that can result from diabetes is the first step towards developing ulcers. Inspecting your feet regularly is also key—you can place a mirror on the floor and hold your foot above it if you're unable to see the area on your own.

 

Source: Alyssa Sybertz, msn.com [9/9/20]


Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News


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