Does your day to day life constantly revolve around a careful monitoring of your diet, as well as checking your blood sugar at regular intervals to insure your body is living in harmony with your chronic illness? If diabetes is a part of your life, you need to be monitoring much more than just your blood sugar, but in fact caring for your entire body from head to toe. While many of us are quick to remember our regular doctor’s appointments, we often forget the scope of difficulties which diabetes can create in our lives. To insure you always stay on your feet, adults with diabetes should be sure to book an appointment with their local Brooklyn podiatrist. Our welcoming and knowledgeable staff at the offices of Dr. Howard Dinowitz will work with you to insure diabetic foot problems do not happen to you.
Diabetes does much more than simply raise your blood sugar. This metabolic disease can cause the blood sugar to rise to such levels that arteries do not function as they should, creating poor circulation which can have disastrous consequences upon many areas of the body, from your eyes and their ability to see to your feet and their ability to properly function without pain. Blood sugar levels that are not properly controlled can cause damage to not only the blood vessels in your feet and other areas of the body, but also to the nervous systems itself, due to a serious of conditions known as diabetes mellitus. Your nervous system not only controls your ability to feel pain in your feet, but also works to maintain your body’s ability to produce the oils and sweat which are necessary components in healthy skin that work to keep your feet moisturized and free from cracks, which can often become deep and painful. As diabetes is an illness affecting the immune system, it not only makes these wounds slower to heal, but it also causes you to be more susceptible to infections. Diabetic foot problems commonly include numbness, burning, a loss of balance and strength in your feet, infections, foot ulcers, gangrene, and can even result in total amputation in severe cases. Diabetic foot problems can actually put your life at risk in severe cases without immediate care from your professional Brooklyn podiatrist, should an illness such as gangrene take hold and enter the bloodstream.
Our fully licensed and professionally trained team at the state of the art practice of Dr. Howard Dinowitz have been proudly serving our local community as your neighborhood Brooklyn podiatrist for over 30 years. Dr. Dinowitz specializes in the unique care which feet need when suffering from diabetes. With regular care from Dr. Howard Dinowitz you can stay on your feet for years to come.