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Diabetes Foot Care

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Call the Texas Diabetes Institute at 210-358-7000 to request an appointment.

Diabetes Foot Care

Caring For Your Feet With Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you may often have unique foot care needs because of complications related to your illness. The specialists at University Health’s Texas Diabetes Institute are leaders in preventing lower extremity complications. We prevent 85% of diabetic foot and leg amputations because of our top-of-the-line awareness of diabetic risk factors.

At the Texas Diabetes Institute, we provide care for podiatric problems from basic nail care to special shoes and wheelchairs. Our close work with orthotics, endocrinology, primary care, orthopedics and radiology lets us coordinate and maximize the most efficient care for you.

Without proper attention and care, you may experience these foot conditions if you have diabetes:

Calluses

If you have diabetes, calluses on your feet build up faster. They may get very thick, break down and turn into ulcers.

Foot Ulcers

These painful open sores may show up over the ball of your foot or on the bottom of your big toe. Neglecting ulcers causes infections and can lead to loss of limbs.

Poor Circulation

If you can’t get good circulation in your feet, then they’re less able to fight infection and heal. Diabetes causes vessels to narrow and harden. If your foot changes color, shape or just feels different, notify your physician right away.

Skin Changes

Dry feet, which cause peeling and cracking, can be a sign of diabetes.

Diabetes Foot Care Tips

  • Keep blood sugar in control.
  • Wash your feet every day.
  • Dry carefully between your toes.
  • Check your feet for sores, calluses, red spots, cuts, swelling and blisters.
  • Never walk barefoot.
  • At the first sign of infection or inflammation, see your physician.
Locations
  1. Texas Diabetes Institute
    701 S. Zarzamora Street
    San Antonio,TX 78207
    210-358-7000
Doctors
  1. Alexander Blaschke, DPM
    Podiatry
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  2. Crystal Ramanujam, DPM
    Podiatry
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  3. Thomas Zgonis, DPM
    Podiatry
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