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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Diabetic Foot Care

Dr. Tracy Smith Mayberry at A+ Family Foot & Leg Care Specialists wants patients to know that diabetics are more prone to various foot problems than those without diabetes due to the development of painful nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy. She knows that diabetic foot care should be properly treated and offers annual examinations to patients with this condition.

Diabetes is the inability to manufacture or properly use insulin, and it impairs the body's ability to convert sugars, starches, and other foods into energy. The long-term effects of elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) can lead to serious damage to the eyes, heart, kidney, nerves, and feet. Patients with diabetes should begin examining their feet on a regular basis to prevent serious foot problems.

With diabetes, it is important to keep your feet clean and wash them daily with warm water and mild soap. If you are unable to cut your toenails safely, ask a podiatrist for professional assistance. Never attempt to cut your own bunions or corns as this can lead to infection, as well. Instead, remember to visit us for safe and pain-free removal.

Dr. Tracy Smith Mayberry plays a critical role in the prevention and management of complications of the foot in diabetics. If you are among one of the millions of people in Arizona and across the United States with diabetes, it is important to visit Dr. Tracy Smith Mayberry for regular foot examinations in order to maintain healthy feet and a strong body.
If you have questions or concerns about diabetic foot care, please give us a call. To learn about services we provide at the practice, visit www.footandlegcarespecialist.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Tracy Smith Mayberry at A+ Family Foot & Leg Care Specialists in East Point, GA, call 404-766-6400. 

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