Foot problems are a common complication of diabetes. However, regular diabetic foot care from the experienced and skilled podiatrists at Innovation Medical Group can help prevent foot problems or treat them before turning into significant health complications. The team uses state-of-the-art technology to assess foot health from the inside out. To schedule diabetic foot care, call the office in Salt Lake City, Layton, or St. George, Utah, Idaho Falls or Meridian, Idaho, or Las Vegas, Nevada, or book an appointment online today. House calls are also available.
Diabetic foot care is part of diabetes management; it’s a preventive measure needed to maintain the health of their feet.
Diabetes affects how the body uses glucose or blood sugar. Glucose is the primary fuel source for all the cells in your body. Insulin is a hormone made in your pancreas that helps get the glucose from your blood into your cell.
People with diabetes have higher than normal blood glucose levels because of problems with insulin. They either don’t make the hormone, or the hormone isn’t working as it should.
Over time, too much glucose in your blood damages your blood vessels and nerves, including those in your feet. This damage delays healing of any injuries to your feet, increasing your risk of infection, tissue death, and limb amputation.
At Innovation Medical Group, the team provides diabetic foot care to prevent foot problems. They also offer diabetic wound care, using innovative tools and treatments to heal the wound.
If you have diabetes, you need diabetic foot care. However, the frequency of your care depends on the health of your feet. The team may have you come in regularly to assess the circulation and nerve function in your feet, trim toenails, and remove corns and calluses.
You should visit Innovation Medical Group anytime you have a foot problem or concern, such as an ingrown toenail or fungal infection.
You also need diabetic foot care right away if you have any type of cut, ulcer, or injury to your feet.
If you have a diabetic foot ulcer, the team provides diabetic wound care. After examining your injury, they use their state-of-the-art diagnostic tool to assess circulation and blood oxygen level to your wound and determine if you have an infection.
The team uses advanced wound care products to accelerate the healing of your foot ulcer and schedule regular diabetic wound care appointments to continue treatment until the ulcer heals.
Diabetic foot care is an essential element of diabetes management. For expert care from a highly skilled team, call Innovation Medical Group or book an appointment online today.