Diabetes can reduce blood flow to your lower extremities, making them more vulnerable to infection, nerve damage and diabetes swollen feet. Some diabetics experience a decrease in their ability to feel pain in certain parts of their bodies due to nerve damage that causes numbness. This makes them less likely to notice cuts or other injuries, which could worsen their condition.

Hence, it’s always a good idea to consult a specialist and surgeon for your diabetic foot care. Our Diabetic Foot Specialist, Dr KP Meda, is a veteran in the field and can educate you on the various diabetic foot conditions and treatments to preserve your lower limbs.

What is a Diabetic Foot?

Diabetic foot is a condition that occurs in diabetic patients when the blood sugar level rises and begins to damage the nerves in the foot. Blood vessels in the foot are also harmed by high blood sugar levels. Diabetic neuropathy is a health condition that can cause numbness in the feet. Patients with this condition will experience no pain during any cut or wound.

Problems for which you must consult a specialist

Every diabetic patient can have several foot problems, and these problems can often lead to foot amputation.

Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s Foot is a fungus that usually starts between the toes. Symptoms include a scaly rash with itching, stinging, and burning, as well as moist, raw skin between the toes. When you see a diabetic foot specialist, he may prescribe some topical anti-fungal medication to treat the problem.

Foot Ulcers

Foot ulcers are most commonly found on the ball and heel of the foot. You may not feel any pain, which means you may fail to treat them, allowing them to become infected.

If you discover an ulcer, consult our podiatrist immediately for your diabetic foot ulcer treatment. The longer you wait, the more likely your foot will become infected or worse. He can help in the apt treatment of your ulcers, clean your feet, and remove dead skin. He may also recommend X-rays and antibiotics to ensure that the condition does not worsen.

Furthermore, When nerve damage is irreversible, you may need to have your toes, feet, or lower leg operated. Our podiatrist is also a well-trained surgeon. He can carry out a aurgica  procedure in case an infection cannot be stopped from spreading to other organs.


Diabetic patients may notice the formation of hard skin on the bottom of their feet. This is also caused by wearing poorly fitting shoes. It is not recommended to remove calluses with a sharp object, rather, you should seek proper consultation from a certified foot and ankle specialist.

Nail Infection

Nail Infection is another big reason why you should be contacting a diabetes foot care expert. Diabetics may develop nail infections, and their nails may become discolored. This is the condition in which the nails turn pale or red and may crack. To treat these health risks, you will need to take prescribed medications.

Importance of Foot Care in Diabetes

All diabetics should have their feet checked by a doctor or podiatrist at least once a year.

This is critical for detecting problems early and preventing ulcers and other complications. You’ve probably heard that diabetes causes gangrene (dead, black tissue). The majority of cases of gangrene are caused by delayed treatment of foot injuries.

Some Diabetic Foot Care Tips

When Should You Consult a Diabetic Foot Specialist Surgeon for Diabetic Foot Care?

         Suggestions for preventing foot problems in diabetics include:

  • Check your feet on a daily basis for swelling, redness, or heat, which could indicate an infection.
  • Wash your feet every day and dry them thoroughly between the toes.
  • If there is a lot of moisture between your toes, use methylated spirits.
  • Moisturize dry skin, especially cracked heels, but not between the toes.
  • Diabetics people should avoid standing for long periods of time to relieve pressure on their lower extremities. They should wear special diabetic footwear or orthotics, which not only protect their feet but also allow any sores to heal.

Get the right kind of diabetic foot care - Consult our podiatrist and surgeon, Dr KP Meda

Taking care of your feet is essential if you have diabetes. Dr KP Meda offers personalized diabetic foot care that can help you avoid complications and ensure the health of your feet. With Dr Meda’s experience in podiatry and surgery, he has the expertise to provide quality diabetic foot care that will make a difference for years to come.

If you suffer from diabetes-related issues with your feet, please don’t hesitate to contact us today and book an appointment with our specialist.