Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes can lead to severe complications if left untreated. Not least of all, this disease can have a major effect on the health of your feet, causing infection and potentially life-threatening issues. The diabetic foot care offered here at LePoer Podiatry is focused on helping you maintain the health of your feet and addressing any complications that may arise due to your condition. Get in touch with our Providence office to learn more today.


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What Is Diabetic Foot Care?

Diabetic foot care involves both in-office evaluations and caring for your feet at home. During your appointment, our doctors will evaluate your condition and determine the best course of action based on your symptoms. Along with her help, you should also make the following part of your daily routine:

  • Inspect your feet for injuries, cuts, or sores.
  • Keep your toenails closely clipped, straight across (not curved).
  • Wear absorbent socks at all times.
  • Wear supportive shoes.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Wash your feet and dry them completely.

How Does Diabetic Foot Care Work?

Good diabetic foot care includes visiting our office for follow-ups. During your visits, our doctors will perform a thorough evaluation of your condition and discuss any ongoing issues you may have with your feet and ankles. It is important to monitor your condition yourself as well and visit urgent care if you start experiencing problems like swelling, bruising, discoloration, foot pain, or slow-healing wounds on your feet.

When Is This Necessary?

You should always be mindful of the health of your feet, especially if you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes. If your diabetes isn’t well managed, you can suffer from nerve and organ damage. When you have nerve damage, you’re less able to feel sensations in your feet. Therefore, you may not notice pain, heat, or cold unless it’s severe. 

You may also have cuts or blisters that never get treated because you don’t feel them, and this can lead to diabetic foot ulcers and other foot-related issues. In severe cases, diabetes sufferers can lose toes, feet, or even their legs due to uncontrolled diabetic foot problems. For this reason, it’s very important that you closely monitor your feet for issues.

Schedule Diabetic Foot Care in Providence, Rhode Island

At LePoer Podiatry, we care about the health of your feet. If you have diabetes, we can provide effective diabetes foot care to keep your body healthy. Learn more by filling out and submitting the form below or by calling us at (401) 453-2000 for an appointment.

Request Appointment

Give your feet and legs the care they deserve here at LePoer Podiatry. We offer several surgical and non-surgical care options, including advanced laser treatments, to give you the best care in Providence. Schedule now by filling out the form below or giving us a call at (401) 453-2000.