What is a Diabetic Foot Ulcer?
A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that can occur on the feet of diabetic patients. Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations in the United States so foot ulcers and wounds should be treated immediately to reduce the risk of infection and amputation.
Diabetics are also prone to other conditions & symptoms related to the feet that include:
- Peripheral artery disease
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Corns & Calluses
- Ingrown toenails
- Loss of sensation
Call Dr. Tatiana DeLaurentiis for Diabetic Foot Care
If you are a person with diabetes, it is important to get your feet regularly evaluated by a podiatrist. At Westfield Family Podiatry & Surgery in Union County, NJ, Dr. Tatiana DeLaurentiis specializes in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, including:
- Infection prevention
- Taking the pressure off the area, or off-loading
- Removing dead skin and tissue, or debridement
- Applying medication or dressings to the ulcer
- Managing blood glucose and other health problems
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Request an appointment with Dr. DeLaurentiis today to get the diabetic foot care you deserve.