Diabetic Foot Care - Podiatrist in Cleveland, Twinsburg and North Olmsted, OH Podiatrist Eric Trattner, DPM
Dr. Eric Trattner discusses why diabetics must come in for a comprehensive foot exam to avoid the complications of diabetes.
Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetic patients have trouble with the control of their blood sugar. As a result they are at increased risk of developing certain problems, many affecting the lower extremities, including loss of feeling and poor circulation. Therefore, it is advisable for all diabetics to see a podiatrist for a complete evaluation at least once a year. Should you notice any changes in your feet, or suffer any minor injuries, see your podiatrist immediately.
Some diabetic patients are eligible to receive special diabetic shoes and inserts that are covered by insurance. These are important in protecting the feet from injury.
Diabetics have multiple problems which leave the feet susceptible to injury and sometimes amputation. As a result Medicare and other insurance companies recognize and even recommend special shoes and custom-inserts designed to protect the feet from injury. They are usually covered by insurance.
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