Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetic Foot Care and Wound Care

Diabetes affects more than 30 million Americans with more than 1 million newly-diagnosed cases each year. Patients with diabetes are prone to foot problems including peripheral neuropathy, open wounds and infections. In addition, diabetes is the number one cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations. Therefore, it is important that patients with diabetes be seen by a podiatrist.

Any diabetic patient with an open wound or sore should seek podiatric care immediately. Proper wound care is essential in the prevention of infection or, in the worst case, amputation.

Diabetic patients should examine their feet daily and wear proper shoes that protect their feet. Specially designed diabetic shoes and insoles may be required for some patients. At Anchorage Foot & Ankle Clinic, we carry a full line of Anodyne® Brand diabetic shoes and insoles. We also carry a wide variety of products geared toward diabetic foot health, which can be purchased through the in-office retail store, Sole Soothers.