Podiatrist in San Leandro, CA
Foot Doctor of the East Bay
1300 Bancroft Ave
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 483-3390
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DiabetesYou may not associate diabetic foot care with the name, David “Boomer” Wells, but you should. This lefty pitcher from the West Coast enjoyed big league successes from 1987 to 2007. Most baseball-savvy Californians know the name--he ended his career playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but donned a Padres jersey for two and a half seasons. What you may not know is that Wells was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2007.

This formerly free-wheeling athlete (as told in his book “Perfect I’m Not”) understood that this diagnosis meant big changes in lifestyle, and he made them. According to an ESPN article, he significantly altered his diet as part of his effort to manage the disease. This is an excellent response to this diagnosis, since diet and exercise play a huge role in the management of this disease.

Another critical element is diabetic foot care. At home, this means checking your feet daily (don’t forget the soles), keeping them dry and clean, buying shoes that fit well, and wearing shoes at all times to protect your feet. However, you’re not alone. Our expert staff will help you maintain foot health through regular care and quick attention to any concerns that arise.  

Diabetes can negatively impact the health of your feet due to nerve damage and reduced blood flow caused by the disease. Infections take longer to heal, and loss of feeling may result in wounds that aren’t noticed. Finding and addressing problems fast is imperative!

Excellent foot care isn’t reserved for athletes. At the three locations of Foot Doctor of the East Bay, we believe that excellent care for your feet is a homerun when it comes to this illness. Call today for an appointment, or schedule one online.

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