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Diabetes - What You Need To Know About Diabetic Foot Care

If you have diabetes, you are all too aware of the value of diabetic food care. In Livonia, Commerce Township, Royal Oak, MI you can count on getting exceptional foot care at Nationwide Foot & Ankle Care in Livonia, Sore Feet Podiatry in Royal Oak, Saginaw Bay Podiatry in Saginaw, and Semma Podiatry for house calls only. The dedicated doctors who staff these locations are Dr. Randy Semma, Dr. Michele Bertelle-Semma, and Dr. Stacey A. Stefansky. 

Diabetes is a serious condition that causes many other serious conditions. The feet are particularly vulnerable to developing issues in diabetics. When blood sugar is high, it can lead to damage to the nerves in the feet. Known as peripheral neuropathy, when you lose some feeling in your feet, it leaves you more inclined to sustain injuries because you are not feeling the pain. 

Diabetic foot care

Understanding diabetic foot care in Livonia, Commerce Township, Royal Oak, MI will help to keep serious issues from developing. Clean feet are vital for the health of your diabetic feet. That means washing your feet every day in warm water, be very careful with hot water, since you have a decrease in the sensation in your feet, and it is easy to get burned. This also gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your feet every day for any signs of infection. Dry your feet completely and use powder or corn starch between your toes to absorb any moisture.  

Protecting diabetic feet

Protecting your diabetic feet will keep you from ending up with a serious infection like gangrene which can lead to loss of toes and even the entire foot. Having well-fitting shoes is always good for your feet, but when you have diabetes, it is a necessity. Be very careful when trimming your toenails, cut them straight across and if it is an issue, go to your podiatrist for the trim. Your podiatrist can also take care of other foot issues like corns, calluses, or warts.  

When you are sitting down, raise your feet, it helps maintain the blood circulation to your feet. Exercise by making circles with your feet and wiggling your toes. Protect your feet from hot and cold and don't wear anything that constricts the blood flow. 

For Diabetic Foot Care in Livonia, Commerce Township, Royal Oak, MI, Dr. Semma, Dr. Bertelle-Semma, and Dr. Stefansky offers services at Nationwide Foot & Ankle Care in Livonia, Sore Feet Podiatry in Royal Oak, Saginaw Bay Podiatry in Saginaw, and Semma Podiatry. To make an appointment, call Livonia at (734) 261-3400, Royal Oak at (248) 549-3338, Saginaw at (989) 475-5234, and for house calls at (248) 956-0177.

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Livonia Podiatry Office

Monday:

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, Thursday:

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

Closed

Royal Oak Podiatry Office

Monday, Wednesday, Friday - Sunday:

Closed

Tuesday:

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saginaw Bay Podiatry Office

Monday:

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday:

Closed

Thursday:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed Every Other day