Diabetic Foot Treatment
Prevention and Care
It's estimated that 15 percent of all diabetics will require diabetic foot treatment at some time in their lives. A diabetic's ability to detect sensations or vibration may be diminished, which can allow injuries to go unnoticed and untreated for lengthy periods of time. This can result in infection, ulceration or gangrene that may lead, in severe cases, to amputation of a toe, foot or leg.
Fortunately, most of these problems are preventable through proper care and regular visits to an orthopedic surgeon specializing in diabetic foot treatments.
At Aurora Health Care, we take a forward-thinking, state-of-the-art approach to diabetic foot treatment, built around the proactive education of our diabetes patients. We take the time to help you learn to:
- Recognize the warning signs of diabetic foot problems
- Inspect and protect your feet
- Identify appropriate types of shoes
- Aggressively manage infections
By taking this type of holistic, proactive approach, we can help you avoid the catastrophic loss of limb so often associated with diabetes.
Learn more tips on foot care for people with diabetes.