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How Individuals with Diabetes Can Maintain Foot Health

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A provider of quality foot care, Dr. Andrew Carver treats individuals challenged by diabetes at the Washington, DC Shock Wave Center and the Washington, DC Laser Nail Center. Diabetes, a condition that inhibits the ability to properly process glucose, can cause damage to the feet. When glucose builds up in the blood, it negatively impacts a wide range of tissues, including the heart, kidneys, and blood vessels. Further, the condition results in poor circulation and nerve damage in the feet, meaning patients may not feel when they injure their feet and their immune systems may have difficulty fighting off infection.

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How Individuals with Diabetes Can Maintain Foot Health

  1. 1. By Dr. Andrew Carver
  2. 2. Introduction  A provider of quality foot care, Dr. Andrew Carver treats individuals challenged by diabetes at the Washington, DC Shock Wave Center and the Washington, DC Laser Nail Center. Diabetes, a condition that inhibits the ability to properly process glucose, can cause damage to the feet. When glucose builds up in the blood, it negatively impacts a wide range of tissues, including the heart, kidneys, and blood vessels. Further, the condition results in poor circulation and nerve damage in the feet, meaning patients may not feel when they injure their feet and their immune systems may have difficulty fighting off infection.
  3. 3. Foot Health and Diabetes  With the help of trained physicians like Dr. Andrew Carver, patients can take steps toward maintaining foot health. For instance, wearing shoes when indoors and outdoors protects feet from minor scrapes and other injuries that can escalate into more serious infections. Individuals with diabetes ought to check their feet regularly for any blisters, sores, or other issues. If unable to perform such an exam, patients may use a mirror or ask someone else to look at their feet. Cutting toenails regularly and applying lotion to dry spots also helps.

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