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Biebel & DeCotiis Podiatry Associates

Dr. Mark A. Biebel, F.A.C.F.A.S*
Diplomate American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Dr. Mark A. DeCotiis, F.A.C.F.A.S*
Diplomate American Board of Foot and Ankel Surgery

Dr. Gina Lagnese, F.A.C.F.A.S.*
Diplomate American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Dr. Demetrios J. Grossos
Foot and Ankle Surgery

Holmdel
721 North Beers Street
Suite 2C
Holmdel, NJ 07733
(732) 888-1717

Middletown
1000 Route 35 South
Suite 101
Middletown, NJ 07748
(732) 837-3313

 

Diabetic Foot Care

 

Diabetes is a condition in which excessively high glucose levels in the blood can jeopardize the health of the liver, eyes, kidneys and blood vessels. One of the potential effects of diabetes is a weakened immune system rendering the body unable to effectively fight off infections. Additionally, the disease often leads to serious problems with the feet.

One common way that diabetics encounter foot problems is due to a damaged nervous system. Weakened nervous systems are not able to effectively convey messages from the feet, leading to an inability for the patient to feel the feet. This also impairs normal sweat secretion and oil production in the feet, leading to abnormal pressure on the feet during walking and skin problems that often result in sores.

Poor circulation is also a common problem for Diabetics and this should be evaluated frequently.

Due to the suppression of the immune response in diabetics, the body is often unable to heal these wounds. If left untreated bacterial infections can lead to gangrene, which may require amputation to ensure that the infection does not spread to other parts of the body.

If you suffer from diabetes, it is crucial that you ensure foot health by working with your doctor to reduce the likelihood of infection and quickly treat any infection that arises.

DIABETIC FOOT CARE TIPS

Keep your blood sugars as well-controlled as possible

Inspect your feet daily for any sores, redness, cracks in skin or swelling

Do not go barefoot

Keep your skin soft by using cream on feet daily

Don't cut your own toenails, callouses or corns

Have your feet checked regularly by your Podiatrist and call between visits if you have any changes in your feet like swelling, reness, ulceration  or pain

Be sure to follow up with your primary care Doctor , Endocrinologist or other specialists on a regular basis

 
 
 
Holmdel Podiatrist Biebel & DeCotiis Podiatry Associates is a poidiatry office providing Diabetic Foot Care, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Holmdel, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07733 area and surrounding areas in Holmdel