Diabetic Foot Care in Parker, Colorado
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Diabetic Foot Care
If you’re one of the 29.1 million Americans with diabetes, you must regularly participate in diabetic foot care. Left unmanaged, diabetes increases your risk of open wounds, infection, and even amputation. At Colorado Foot + Ankle Sports Medicine in Parker, Colorado, Kevin Blue, DPM, Ryan Muchowski, DPM, and the experienced foot care team proudly offer diabetic foot care for both men and women. If you’re concerned about the effect diabetes has on your feet, make an appointment by calling the office or requesting one online.
Colorado Foot + Ankle Sports Medicine Reviews
I got in quickly, started treatment, will have a followup. Easy ability to contact for information. My visit initiated with the doctor. In-office x-rays, specialization. All around foot care.
Everyone was great,Very professional. I was totally impressed with the DR.
I had a very positive experience on my visit to Dr M. The office staff was efficient and friendly. I was examined, diagnosed and treated very effectively by Dr. M and was on my way in no time. I would highly recommend this office.
Dr. Muchowski is amazing! He has been working with us for approx. 2 years. His care and understanding for sports injury's is first class. I would recommend him to all athletes having any pain or injury.
I had a really bad ingrown toenail. It was the week of Thanksgiving and when I called, understandably there were no appointments available but Jazzy got me scheduled for the very next appointment available the following Tuesday. Dr. Muchowksi was fantastic! He got my toe sorted out quickly and with the utmost skill and care. He gave clear post-procedure care instructions and the toe looks and feels great. I can't speak highly enough of the professionalism and kindness of all of the staff here! Hopefully I won't have to see you all too soon (hehe) but if I have any issues, you all have a patient for life!
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Diabetic Foot Care FAQs
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a blanket term used to describe a group of diseases defined by high blood glucose or blood sugar. Everyone needs blood sugar to survive: it fuels your brain and provides energy for all of the muscles throughout your body.
However, blood sugar levels that are too high for an extended period of time can lead to serious health problems, including nerve damage, heart disease, and circulatory problems.
How does diabetes affect my feet?
Uncontrolled diabetes damages your nerves, negatively affects blood flow, and increases your risk of fungal infections such as athlete’s foot.
If the nerves in your feet aren’t working properly, you might suffer a cut or puncture wound and not even realize it. Over time, this can lead to an infection and gangrene, and ultimately, the need for an amputation.
There’s no cure for diabetes, but you can manage your symptoms. Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, exercising regularly, and inspecting your feet on a daily basis can significantly lower your risk of serious complications.
What is diabetic foot care?
Diabetic foot care is a type of podiatry that works to diagnose, treat, and prevent the foot-related complications of diabetes. If you want to lower your risk of infections, nerve damage, and other related problems, the team at Colorado Foot + Ankle Sports Medicine recommends:
• Monitoring your blood sugar levels
• Washing your feet every day
• Inspecting your feet for cuts, blisters, and calluses
• Trimming your toenails
• Wearing close-toed shoes
• Protecting your feet from extreme temperatures
If you have diabetes, you should also visit the podiatrist every 2-3 months. Participating in regular checkups is one of the easiest ways to prevent diabetes-related foot problems from getting worse.
Can noninvasive measures treat diabetes-related foot problems?
Whenever possible, Colorado Foot + Ankle Sports Medicine treats diabetes-related foot problems using noninvasive, conservative measures of care. Oftentimes, healthy lifestyle changes are enough to ease your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
If you’re living with diabetes, and it’s negatively affecting your feet or mobility, diabetic foot care can help. Request an appointment at Colorado Foot + Ankle Sports Medicine today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.