There is more to diabetes than high blood sugar. According to the Center for Disease Control, about half of all people with diabetes experience nerve damage of some kind. While this can be anywhere in the body, the nerves in the feet and legs are most often affected. This can result in losing feeling in the feet, which means minor injuries like cuts or blisters can go unnoticed and untreated until they progress further or develop complications. To prevent this from occurring, diabetic foot care is a must. Associated Foot Care Clinic in Culver City provides diabetic foot treatments and care to prevent problems from occurring as well as to manage complications and provide optimum patient outcomes.
This condition is due to the body's inability to remove blood sugar or glucose from the bloodstream. This can be managed by medications such as insulin which will help the body process glucose. Type 1 Diabetics have reduced or lacking ability to produce insulin. Type 2 Diabetics can produce it but their bodies have a reduced ability to utilize that insulin to remove glucose, leading to high blood sugar levels.
The body utilizes glucose for energy production, but high glucose levels means that the body is not using up enough of it, which means diabetics often have low energy levels. Plus, high levels of blood sugar increases blood viscosity or thickness, which impairs blood circulation and oxygenation especially in the body's peripheries where the blood vessels are smaller. This contributes to nerve damage as well as impaired healing.
Diabetic Foot Treatments for Prevention and Management in Culver City
Preventative podiatric care regimens are recommended for diabetics in order to detect any foot problems early on before they worsen. This entails regular assessments of both feet with debridement of calluses.
Because nerve damage and poor circulation causes reduced sensation in the feet, injuries may be hard to detect, leading to diabetic foot complications. These, in turn, can be difficult to heal. When this happens it is important to seek proper care. At Associated Foot Care Clinic, Inc. in Culver City, Dr. James Leonard Knudson provides treatment and management for diabetic foot conditions and their complications such as diabetic ulcers.
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Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Culver City and near West Los Angeles. We also tend to patients from nearby - UCLA, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica and the West Los Angeles area.
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