Diabetes can pose a danger to your feet in several ways. Uncontrolled high blood sugar levels can damage your blood vessels and nerves. This reduces blood flow to your feet and legs, so wounds heal more slowly than usual, or not at all.
Nerve damage may lead to diabetic neuropathy, which can cause a lack of sensation in your feet. That means a wound or injury can go unnoticed for a long time, increasing the risk of infection and further damage.
Due to poor circulation, diabetic foot wounds often escalate rapidly, leading to serious infections that may require amputation. Poor blood flow also weakens the bones in your feet, making them more susceptible to fractures. People who can’t feel pain from a broken foot may continue to walk on it, leading to more severe fractures and dislocations.
We treat many conditions, including diabetic foot ulcers and Charcot arthropathy.
An ulcer is an open wound that doesn’t heal. Charcot arthropathy happens when a fracture goes unnoticed and untreated for too long, causing deformity.
If you have diabetes, it’s critical to visually inspect all parts of your feet every day. Call Renewal Medical Clinic as soon as you notice anything unusual, such as redness, bruising, or a wound.
At Renewal, we help patients reverse the underlying issues that are caused by Type II Diabetes (Adult Onset Diabetes). We routinely take patients from Prediabetes to No Diabetes, and help diminish severity of diabetes that’s already longstanding - all without the use of insulin, metformin, or other prescription medications. As a bonus, our patients with diabetes often lose significant weight.
Type II Diabetes is preventable and reversible. Contact us today to get started.