If you have diabetes mellitus, your feet are at risk.
We aren’t just talking about aches and pains, either. We’re talking serious medical complications that could cost you your foot, a part of your leg—maybe even your life.
The statistics are dire. About 25% of the diabetic population will develop foot ulceration during the life of the disease. Of those, 20% will require an amputation to stop a progressing infection.
Fortunately, the worst of these complications can almost always be prevented with a comprehensive diabetic foot care plan—and help from your medical team, including your podiatrist.
A Guide To Recognizing Diabetic Foot Problems
Your feet are your foundation, and the health of them helps dictate how much of an active happy life you can lead. Issues surround your diabetic feet can cause a real burden. Download our free book to further recognize when you may have an issue.
Our Diabetic Foot Care Services
A yearly comprehensive diabetic foot care examination from Waco Foot & Ankle is the best way to help you protect your feet, prevent severe complications, and continue to live an active and healthy lifestyle.
We will evaluate your feet to identify any existing problems, as well as determine your future risk level. From there we can establish the proper treatments and/or preventative care that you need, and make sure you are fully educated about how to care for your feet.
Other services we provide include:
- Diabetic shoes. These simple shoes are one of the most effective ways to prevent diabetic ulcers and other complications, and we are proud to be one of the few offices in the Waco area offering them. Do not trust the local shoe store to know what shoe is best for you! Diabetic shoes these days come in very fashionable styles for both men and women, and they’re usually covered by insurance.
- Advanced wound care. We are, quite simply, the best in the area when it comes to healing foot wounds as quickly as possible. Our team uses advanced procedures, such as amniotic tissue grafts, to protect the wound from infection, accelerate healing, and reduce the formation of scar tissue.
All people with diabetes should get a podiatric checkup at least once per year, and should schedule an appointment immediately if any ulcers or other problems develop. You can contact the diabetic foot care experts at Waco Foot & Ankle online, or by calling (254) 776-6995.