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Identifying and addressing foot problems as a result of diabetes should be a priority for diabetics. A podiatrist with Baylor College of Medicine outlines the types of foot issues that can be encountered and how they can be treated. “Diabetes is a multi-system disease, and the circulation in the feet and legs may be diminished because there are problems with blood vessels that get narrowed or clogged as a result of the diabetes,” said  Ronald Lepow, DPM, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Baylor. “A major cause of foot problems in diabetics is lack of blood flow.”
 
Dr. Ronald Lepow
 

A common foot issue in diabetics is that pressure areas, such as callused or injured areas, do not heal as rapidly due to poor circulation as they would in a person who is not diabetic, Dr. Lepow said. This can lead to ulcerations or a variety of infections in these traumatized areas. To treat an ulcer on the foot, a podiatrist will take all precautions to ensure there is no pressure in the area of the ulcer. This can mean wearing an orthotic, special shoe, or even a boot during the time the ulcer is treated.

Source: Dipali Pathak, Milwaukee Community Journal [3/6/18]  
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
 
 
 

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