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Podiatrist for Foot Care

As people living with diabetes, we’re all aware that we absolutely have to take care of our feet. Having our feet examined, checked and tested, not to mention wearing shoes that fit us properly are all critical to our overall heath, not just our diabetes health.

Also, and you might have to reach back in your brain and think about this question: When’s the last time you had your foot measured (both length and width) for shoes? Can you even remember? A good number of people in the world are walking around in shoes that don’t fit them properly, either in the wrong size or width, or both. Did you know that as we get older our feet can still grow in both length and width?

Foot care

Do your due diligence and do the research. Ask for recommendations from your Endocrinologist; General Practitioner, family and friends, and set up an appointment with a local Podiatrist with good patient reviews and have your feet examined, measured, and also have them cut your toe-nails.

When you meet with the Podiatrist, ask him questions about diabetes foot diseases, issues, and complications, and ask about therapeutic shoes and customized shoe inserts/orthotics.

Also, and this is important for those who don’t know: orthopedic shoe companies have stepped up their game style-wise. Google them and see what styles catch your eye. And be completely honest, talk about foot pains, wounds, bone and structural issues/abnormalities, inquire about neuropathy and other diabetes foot diseases or circulation issues. I have high arches (not diabetes related, I was born with them and high arches run in my family) and I don’t know what I’d do without my customized orthotics. Many insurance cover part of all of the cost of orthotics, medicare coverage can be found here. Medicaid coverage varies by state.

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  • Thomas A McAtee Jr. moderator
    11 months ago

    I go every three months to my podiatrist to have my calluses taken care of. I also get a pair of orthopedic shoes and inserts every year. Best thing that ever happened. hos that you buy out of stores etc just don’t work for me and the custom designed shoes are perfect because they are designed for the feet. Especially the inserts. Great article.

  • Kelly Kunik author
    10 months ago

    Thanks for your comments and I love my inserts, too! They make my feel so great!

  • Thomas A McAtee Jr. moderator
    11 months ago

    Great article. I see my podiatrist every three months on both of the feet. She had done the x-rays and also recommended that I see a place to have the custom shoes/inserts done. Have been getting a new pair and inserts every year.

    Plus I make sure to wear socks and house slippers while inside the house to help protect them.

    I also let the podiatrist do the care of the feet for me. Both have calluses in a bad spot. I tried taking care of them myself but unable to do so. And am not going to do something a friend had done. He was trimming own callus and did some damage. To make a long story short, outcome is that he lost that foot and wound up with a fake one in it’s place. So no, I’m letting the podiatrist take care of me, she does a great job of it.

    I totally agree in that taking care of the feet is very important and yes, people need to keep an eye on nerve damage. It’s already hit up on me. Nice. 🙁

    Thanks for the article. Very well written.

  • Kelly Kunik author
    10 months ago

    Sorry to hear about what happened to your friend – and so glad you have a Ped you trust!
    Thanks for the kind words re: the post!

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