Get new shoes fitted.

A properly fitting shoe is critical for individuals with diabetes. Keep in mind, the shape and size of your foot may change over time. So get each new pair measured and fitted to your feet.

Avoid walking barefoot.

Even when walking around your own house, try to wear shoes at all times. Those with diabetes are at a greater risk when experiencing injuries, and subsequent infections, to the feet.

Don’t attempt your own removals.

We’re talking blisters, corns, calluses, etc. If you come across one of these irritants, don’t try to remove it by yourself. Products for removal that you can buy over-the-counter can burn your skin, causing irreparable damage to the foot of someone with diabetes.

Make regular appointments with a podiatrist.

Seeing a podiatrist on a regular basis is the best way to maintain healthy feet.

Recently Diagnosed With Diabetes or Prediabetes?

A recent diagnosis can feel overwhelming. Regular appointments with a podiatrist can alleviate some of your stress. A podiatrist can show you the tools you need to live a fit and content life in spite of your diagnosis. How? Well, a podiatrist can keep you away from foot-related complications, such as peripheral neuropathy and diabetic foot ulcers. According to the American Diabetes Association, 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes will develop the former, and 15 percent of patients will experience the latter. But maintenance and prevention are possible.

Are You Suffering From Diabetic Feet In The Caldwell Or Meridian, Idaho Area?

If you're suffering from diabetic feet you owe it to yourself to speak with our experienced podiatrists as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 208.855.5955 to schedule your appointment. We service all areas surrounding Meridian, Idaho as well as all areas in the Caldwell, Idaho area. We look forward to helping you!

Dr. P. Roman Burk
Providing experienced private practice podiatry services in the Caldwell and Meridian, ID area since 2007.