- good control of blood sugar combined with appropriate footcare
- surgery may be indicated depending on the type of problem
A TEAM APPROACH
- the family or other loved ones observes, monitors and reports changes in the patient’s lower limbs
- the family physician has the most intimate contact with the patient and provides a significant history and physical.
- the endocrinologist manages the patient's diabetic treatment including all medications.
- the vascular surgeon provides information on the blood flow and performs procedures
- the podiatrist will monitor the health of the lower extremity with:
- regular lower extremity foot checks and wound care
- diabetic shoes
- possible surgical intervention.
- coordination of services: the podiatrist acts as a liaison between the pedorthatist and the patient, ensuring that the orthotics or custom-made shoes fit the patient accurately. The podiatry team will serve as a liaison between home health care nursing and the patient.
Our clinic offers supportive services for the diabetic and the vascular- impaired patient.
Diabetic shoes and orthotics are available. Nail care and debridement of corns and calluses are treated on an ongoing basis.