If you have diabetes, diabetic foot care can reduce your risk of potentially severe complications and improve your quality of life. At Align Foot & Ankle Center, with offices in Camarillo and Santa Barbara, California, experienced podiatrist Hai-En Peng, DPM, FACFAS and the team offer diabetic foot care to people of all ages. Call the nearest office to request a diabetic foot care consultation today, or book online.
Diabetic foot care is a podiatry subspecialty that diagnoses and treats diabetes-related complications, including diabetic ulcers and other slow-healing wounds.
If you have diabetes, enrolling in diabetic foot care at Align Foot & Ankle Center can keep your feet and toes healthy and your blood sugar levels in check.
If you have diabetes, you can benefit from diabetic foot care. That’s because about 15% of people with diabetes develop foot problems.
If your blood sugar is consistently high, it affects the circulation to your legs and feet. Regular checkups at Align Foot & Ankle Center can provide peace of mind and keep your feet healthy and problem-free.
Make an appointment for diabetic foot care at the nearest Align Foot & Ankle Center office if you have any of the following symptoms:
Even if the cut or wound is small, it’s crucial to seek treatment. A qualified wound care expert can determine the severity of your injury and prevent it from worsening.
At Align Foot & Ankle Center, a diabetic foot care visit begins with a review of your medical records and a discussion of your diabetes, including the type you have, when you were first diagnosed, and if you take steps to keep your blood sugar in check.
Next, your provider examines your feet, lower legs, and ankles checking for diabetic ulcers, redness, or swelling. If they identify an open wound, your provider assesses its size, location, color, and appearance of its borders. They might also collect a biopsy sample to test for infection.
At Align Foot & Ankle Center, the team offers various treatments for diabetes-related foot problems. They might recommend:
If you have a diabetic ulcer or another slow-healing wound, you might benefit from professional wound care. The team can clean your wound, apply special bandages, and encourage your body’s natural healing process.
Call the nearest Align Foot & Ankle Center office to learn more about the benefits of diabetic foot care, or click the online booking feature today.