Diabetics need to monitor their health each day. Checking their blood sugar levels, striving to eat a healthy diet, taking their medications and exercising are all important things they need to do. But they also need to remember to check their feet each day. If they don't, they can suffer from serious complications. If you live in San Leandro, CA you can learn more about diabetic foot care from Dr. Michael Stein and Dr. Zeineldin Ahmad. Keep reading to learn why diabetics should take excellent care of their feet.

Nerve Damage

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also known as the CDC, more than half of diabetics have nerve damage. Our body is full of billions of nerves. When they work correctly, they send messages to your brain. They tell your brain to recognize pain and move your muscles. Nerves also tell your brain to make your internal organs function properly. When you have nerve damage, your brain doesn't receive that important information. As a result, you may not realize your feet are injured because of a cut. Speaking to a doctor in San Leandro will help you learn more about diabetic foot care.

When a diabetic has nerve damage, he or she can lose feeling in their feet. They may not feel any pain after getting a cut. This can lead to an ulcer that gradually becomes infected. If left untreated, the diabetic may have to have a toe, foot or even part of a leg amputated. For this reason, diabetics should check their feet each day. When they visit their doctor, the doctor should check their feet as well.

Schedule Your Appointment

Do you live in the San Leandro area and require diabetic foot care? Dr. Michael Stein and Dr. Zeineldin Ahmad provide a variety of podiatric services that can help. Schedule your appointment by calling Foot Doctor of the East Bay at one of our convenient locations. To reach the San Leandro office, call (510) 483-3390. Contact our Pleasanton location at (925) 425-9684. Call our Los Gatos office at (408) 356-6767.

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