Diabetes affects many different systems in your body, including your kidneys, eyes, and your feet. As diabetes progresses or if your blood sugars are elevated for long periods of time, you can develop blood flow and nerve issues in the feet. These problems can lead to devastating outcomes such as wounds, infection, and gangrene.
At Northern Illinois Foot and Ankle Specialists, we firmly believe that diabetic education and foot examinations are key to avoiding catastrophic events in the diabetic population. We perform semi-annual diabetic foot examinations in order to see any changes in your foot health over time. Each diabetic visit includes a thorough foot and ankle examination concluding with education and recommendations to keep your feet healthy. Make an appointment today!