Diabetic Foot Care: Are You Eligible For A House Call?
Diabetes can be difficult to live with, but not impossible! Today, we’re talking about your options for managing your diabetes symptoms, and how you might qualify for a house call if you need one.
First, What Are Some Diabetes Complications?
Foot care is essential for those with diabetes. Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common symptoms of diabetes, and can lead to worrisome complications. Peripheral neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that impacts the extremities, particularly the hands and feet. It can be painful at times, but it can also result in loss of feeling as well.
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Diabetic patients with neuropathy may lose feeling in the feet. When this happens, and you injure your foot, you may develop a foot ulcer. This is an open sore that develops when a wound or injury does not heal properly.
Diabetes increases the risk of these ulcers due to high blood sugar levels. These heightened levels inhibit wound healing, decrease blood flow, and even cause damage to your nerves.
This makes it especially easy for a wound to go unnoticed.
An untreated ulcer can lead to serious infection or gangrene, a condition marked by decaying tissue. In serious cases of gangrene, generally, your only option is amputation.
Warner Orthopedics & Wellness: Baton Rouge Diabetic Foot Care
At Warner Orthopedics & Wellness, we specialize in diabetic foot care and the treatment of foot ulcers to prevent the need for amputation. Our resident podiatrist, Dr. Kyle Lindow, is an expert in diabetic foot care.
Our team will work closely with your primary care doctor and and endocrinologist to understand your comprehensive diabetic history. Using this information, we develop a customized care plan for your treatment to help you manage your diabetes care naturally and comfortably.
If you are a Medicare patient, you may be eligible to receive in-home care for your diabetic foot ulcers. If you qualify, Dr. Lindow will personally visit you at home to assess your condition and find the best treatments to help you feel better, faster.
These exams cover foot exams if you have diabetes-related lower leg nerve damage that may increase your risk of amputation. These exams are covered once a year under certain circumstances.
To find out if you qualify, call our clinic today!