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2 Sears Dr., Suite 201
Paramus, NJ 07652

201-986-1900

 

By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
March 11, 2014
Category: Foot Care

diabetic foot careA recent study conducted by the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association found that they can reduce the recurrence of ulcers by including an operative nerve decompression procedure to a foot-ulcer treatment in patients suffering from diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DPS).

Lead author D. Scott Nickerson, MD, from Northeast Wyoming Wound Clinic in Sheridan has stated to Medscape Medical News that ulcer wounds cause most amputations in diabetic patients. By affecting the likelihood of an ulcer occurring, they help reduce the overall risk of foot complications in diabetic patients.

Diabetes can lead to a variety of problems associated with the feet. If you are diabetic and suffer from foot problems, see podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti. Dr. Conforti can prescribe a treatment plan to keep your feet healthy.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people of all ages each year. Diabetes damages blood vessels in many parts of the body, including the feet. When damage occurs to nerves in the feet, they may be unable to send the proper signals to the peripheral nervous system, resulting in a condition known as neuropathy. Once a diabetic patient develops neuropathy, it is imperative that the feet are well taken care of to avoid possible amputation of the feet.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

- Regularly check your feet for bruises or sores.
- Wear socks that fit your feet; socks shouldn’t be tight.
- Wear properly fitting shoes that are comfortable.

Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their Hemoglobin A1C levels as this test lets the physician know how well the blood sugar levels have been controlled during the past 3 months. It is important to keep the blood sugar levels in a normal range (70-110mg/dl). It is advisable to visit a podiatrist if the diabetic patient is experiencing any conditions involving the feet.

For more information about Diabetic Foot Care, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Foot & Ankle Medical & Surgical Care
                                                 
Paramus, NJ Location
2 Sears Drive
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-986-1900
 
 
Affiliated With
Hackensack University Medical Center
The Valley Hospital
Board Certified, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics
 

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