Overland Park Office - 10701 Nall Ave., Suite 120, Overland Park, KS 66211
Blue Springs Office - 1050 South Outer Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015

Overland 913-381-5515
Blue Springs 816-228-9393

If you have diabetes, it is vital to take care of your feet daily to prevent complications, such as ulcers. Ulcers can lead to infection, which can lead to the amputation of toes, feet and even legs if left untreated.

Daily examinations of your feet are vital to maintaining proper foot health. Contact your podiatrist if you notice any changes in temperature, foot color, sensitivity or swelling, and note any loss of sensation.

Annual examinations with your podiatrist are also important to maintaining foot health and preventing diabetic-related complication.

To keep your feet healthy, wash your feet regularly and allow them to dry thoroughly before putting on socks and shoes. Be sure to moisturize your feet with a non-irritating lotion to prevent any cracks in your feet.

Other ways of preventing diabetic foot complications include:

Avoid smoking

Buy comfortable, properly-fitted shoes

Wear clean, dry socks and change them daily

Never walk barefoot to prevent your feet from cuts or scrapes that could lead to ulcers

Contact Dr. Fleishman if you have been diagnosed with diabetes and schedule an annual diabetic foot examination. Your podiatrist plays a vital role in the prevention and management of diabetic complications of your feet – Overland Park: 913-381-5515 or Blue Springs: 816-228-9393.