Taking Care of Diabetic Feet - Podiatrist in Gaithersburg, District Heights and Rockville, MD - Brent Tabor, DPM
Podiatrist Dr. Brent E. Tabor of Lakeforest Foot and Ankle discusses why diabetics must come in for a comprehensive foot exam to avoid the complications of diabetes.
Ulcerations, infections and gangrene are the most common foot and ankle problems that the patient with diabetes must face. As a result, thousands of diabetic patients require amputations each year. Foot infections are the most common reason for hospitalization of diabetic patients. Ulcerations of the feet may take months or even years to heal. It takes 20 times more energy to heal a wound than to maintain a health foot.
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