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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
December 12, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions

Diabetes is known as a disease that can affect the legs and feet, requiring proper care. According to Diabetes UK, “diabetes leads to 140 lower limb amputations” every week, if left untreated. The disease is known for reducing blood supply to the feet, potentially leading to a loss of feeling, also known as peripheral neuropathy. It’s important to manage your feet as a diabetic patient, taking care to control blood glucose levels, cholesterol and blood pressure. Staying active can also help toward preventing diabetic foot complications. Symptoms of diabetic foot complications can include difficulty walking, difficulty wearing shoes, tingling sensations, swollenness, sores or blisters, change in skin color, hot or cold feelings, calluses, cramps and the loss of hair.

Diabetics must pay special attention to their feet to help prevent any complications. If you believe you are having problems with your diabetic feet, contact Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people every year. Diabetes can damage blood vessels in many parts of the body, including the feet. Because of this, taking care of your feet is essential if you have diabetes, and having a podiatrist help monitor your foot health is highly recommended.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

  • Routinely inspect your feet for bruises or sores.
  • Wear socks that fit your feet comfortably.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that provide adequate support.

Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their blood levels because blood sugar levels play such a huge role in diabetic care. Monitoring these levels on a regular basis is highly advised.

It is always best to inform your healthcare professional of any concerns you may have regarding your feet, especially for diabetic patients. Early treatment and routine foot examinations are keys to maintaining proper health, especially because severe complications can arise if proper treatment is not applied.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
April 18, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Diabetes   Obesity   Diabetic Symptoms  

Diabetes can be a very serious and life-threatening disease if not treated immediately and properly. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “there is an emerging epidemic of diabetes that can be traced back to rapid increases in overweight, obesity and physical inactivity.” The recent statistic suggests that patients be mindful of their health and focus on exercising more often. Common symptoms of diabetes includes frequent urination, constant thirstiness, being hungry often, wounds are not healing as quickly as they should be, blurry vision, discoloration on your skin, neuropathy, nerve pain or numbness. It’s important to be aware of any potential diabetic symptoms, as your feet can become prone to serious side effects of diabetes such as ulcers.

Diabetics must pay special attention to their feet to help prevent any complications. If you believe you are having problems with your diabetic feet, consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people every year. Diabetes can damage blood vessels in many parts of the body, including the feet. Because of this, taking care of your feet is essential if you have diabetes, and having a podiatrist help monitor your foot health is highly recommended.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

  • Routinely inspect your feet for bruises or sores.
  • Wear socks that fit your feet comfortably.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that provide adequate support.

Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their blood levels because blood sugar levels play such a huge role in diabetic care. Monitoring these levels on a regular basis is highly advised.

It is always best to inform your healthcare professional of any concerns you may have regarding your feet, especially for diabetic patients. Early treatment and routine foot examinations are keys to maintaining proper health, especially because severe complications can arise if proper treatment is not applied.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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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.

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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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