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By Dr. Michael Stein
August 20, 2014
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A Diabetic Care published study holds hope for diabetics who suffer from chronic foot ulcers. Jan Ulbrecht, MD, director of endocrinology and diabetes services Mount Nittany Health System, State College, Pennsylvania, and colleagues found a lower recurrence of ulcers among patients who wore custom-made orthoses in their shoes instead of mass-produced ones.

"If shoes adequately offload pressure and are used consistently, they reduce risk of ulceration," Ulbrecht said. In addition, incorporating plantar pressure into current orthoses designs is “very easy,” he noted. While not expensive, the custom-made appliances' cost may exceed current Medicare reimbursement thresholds.

If you are diabetic, consult with podiatrist Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein can treat your foot and ankle needs.

Foot Care for Diabetics

Diabetes is a condition that affects millions of people annually. The condition affects blood vessels in many parts of the body, including the feet. When damage from diabetes occurs to nerves in the feet, they may be unable to send proper signaling to the peripheral nervous system, resulting in neuropathy. If a diabetic patient develops neuropathy, it is important to provide good care for the feet to avoid the risk of amputation.

Caring for Diabetic Feet

- Routinely inspect your feet for bruises or sores.
- Wear socks that fit your feet comfortably.
- Wear comfortable shoes that provide adequate support.

Be sure to inform your healthcare professional of any concerns you may have regarding your feet. For diabetic patients, the risk of amputation and sepsis increases if medical treatment is not sought right away, especially when it comes to the feet. Early treatment and routine foot inspection are keys to maintaining good health.

To learn more about diabetic foot health, please follow link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in San Leandro, Pleasanton, and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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