Diabetes, or elevated blood sugar, can have a significant impact to the lower extremity. Increased sugar molecules in the relatively narrow arteries of the lower leg and foot can result in oxygen depletion to the tissue resulting in difficult to heel wounds, infections, and even limb loss. It is critical to have your blood flow monitored by your podiatric physician. Diabetes can also result in nerve damage to the foot, which is a less serous complication, however painful. All of the aforementioned consequences of diabetes can be treated, managed, and often cured with proper care.
At Advantage Foot & Ankle Center, Dr. Bell has the experience, equipment, latest technology, and tools to treat the conditions related to diabetes.
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