A common mistake many people make when it comes to health and diabetes is self-diagnosing. Particularly with diabetic foot care, people may misdiagnose the problem, minimize the seriousness of a wound or injury, or apply home remedies that can sometimes lead to further damage. Avoid more serious health problems by talking with your doctor and letting them know what’s going on.
At El Paso Specialty Hospital, your doctor is your trusted partner in health care. “Some of my patients text message me or email me photos so I can see what’s going on and help advise them on when they should make an appointment to come in, or other measures to take to help ensure they keep their feet healthy and diabetes in check,” shares podiatrist John Taylor, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., F.A.P.W.C.A.
When it comes to diabetic foot care:
- Walk around without shoes
- Skip appointments with your doctor
- Check your feet daily
- Talk with your doctor if you experience any changes or injuries to your feet
- Meet with your doctor regularly
- Talk to your doctor before trying any home remedies
Make an appointment to ensure your diabetes is in check and your feet are healthy. Our caring team of doctors and specialists are here to help.