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Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes puts your feet at risk of serious complications, and without professional help, it may be hard to manage the symptoms. A trusted podiatrist, like Jonnica Dozier, DPM, of Premier Podiatry, INC, helps guide you through diabetic foot care. Regular foot checks, neuropathy management, and treatment for persistent foot ulcers are key to keeping your feet healthy. To schedule an appointment for diabetic foot care with Premier Podiatry, INC, call the office in Bethlehem, Georgia, or book online today.  

Diabetic Foot Care Q & A

Why should diabetic foot care be a priority?

If you have diabetes, you’re at an increased risk of developing foot problems. Diabetes can cause problems with circulation and your nerve sensations, so simple cuts, abrasions, and blisters can go undetected and become infected quickly. Healing of foot injuries is also slow for people with diabetes.

Poor foot care can lead to serious problems and even amputation of toes or the entire foot, so it’s important to take a proactive approach to diabetic foot care.

What is involved in diabetic foot care?

Dr. Dozier is ready to help manage your diabetic foot care, so you avoid serious complications. You should do daily inspections of your feet at home to identify any blisters, cracks, or corns that need attention. 

A regular podiatric foot exam is also an essential part of your foot care. Dr. Dozier may be able to identify issues you missed. She also helps keep your nails trimmed correctly so they don’t cause cuts or become ingrown. If you have corns, calluses, or athlete’s foot, she offers prompt treatment so the problem doesn’t escalate. 

Diabetic foot care also means you keep your feet clean and moisturized. If you notice an ulcer or another complication, schedule an appointment at Premier Podiatry, INC, immediately. Dr. Dozier is ready to help prevent infection, remove dead skin or tissue, and help injuries heal. 

One of the best things you can do to keep your feet healthy is to make sure your blood sugar levels are under control. Dr. Dozier can communicate with your primary care doctor or diabetes specialist. She works in collaboration with your other providers to ensure all parties work together to manage your diabetes. 

Does diabetic foot care include shoe recommendations?

Dr. Dozier can help you choose appropriate shoes and socks to bolster your foot health. You want comfortable shoes that leave a lot of room for your toes. Clean, dry socks are a must for everyday wear. 

You may also benefit from special diabetic shoes or custom orthotics with extra padding and support. 

To schedule an appointment for diabetic foot care with Premier Podiatry, INC, call the office in Bethlehem, Georgia, or book online today.