Over 29 million Americans live with diabetes, affecting aspects of life from dietary needs to the nervous system. Diabetes is a medical condition managed by your primary care physician, but your podiatrist can help. Dr. Kopelman at The Heel and Foot Pain Center of Tampa Bay
understands the effects diabetes can have on your feet, and specializes in their care.
Diabetes decreases blood flow, making your feet more susceptible to conditions and slower to heal. As a member of the health care team, the patient must realize and accept that diabetic foot care is a supremely
important component of the care of the diabetic patient. Among other things, you must work with your healthcare provider to keep blood sugar in a target range, check their feet daily for wounds, be more active, keep feet relatively dry, and wear shoes appropriate for a diabetic patient. Not sure what shoe is best for your diabetic condition? Dr. Kopelman at The Heel and Foot Pain Center of Tampa Bay can help!