Diabetic Complications

Diabetes-related Foot and Leg Problems
Having diabetes means you are at a much greater risk for having a wide variety of foot problems

  • Infections and ulcers that don't heal
  • Corns and Calluses
  • Dry, cracked skin
  • Nail disorders
  • Hammertoes and bunions
  • Brittle bones
  • Charcot Foot
  • Blocked artery in the calf

It's important to to have regular foot checkups with your podiatrist and taking care of small problems with them before they can become worse. The podiatrist's biggest goal is to prevent you from losing your foot, either by disease or amputation, so it's vital to work closely with them. Your podiatrist will discuss the best preventative techniques for you when you see them, and follow up with you on a schedule they feel is needed to manage your particular case.