Your Genes Could Be to Blame for Neuropathy

Diabetic Foot CareExperts at Duke University Medical Center have found that diabetic patients carrying the APOE4 gene could be susceptible to peripheral neuropathy. Research also has proven that particular people could be more prone to neuropathy because of their genetic make-up.

According to Geoff Michaels of NewsFIx, almost 50 percent of people with diabetes get peripheral neuropathy, where decreased blood flow leads to nerve impairment in the feet. This actually increases the risk of diabetic foot ulcers and other complications as a result. Taking control and monitoring your blood sugar may prevent neuropathy.  

If you are currently suffering from diabetes and need help with diabetic foot care, it is recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Bruce G. Greenfield DPM of Greenfield Podiatry. Dr. Greenfield can help you manage your diabetic feet to ensure that they remain healthy, while also providing you with any treatment options if any problems do arise.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people of all ages each year. Diabetes damages blood vessels in many parts of the body, including the feet. When damage occurs to nerves in the feet, they may be unable to send the proper signals to the peripheral nervous system, resulting in a condition known as neuropathy. Once a diabetic patient develops neuropathy, it is imperative that the feet are well taken care of to avoid possible amputation of the feet.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

- Regularly check your feet for bruises or sores.
- Wear socks that fit your feet; socks shouldn’t be tight.
- Wear properly fitting shoes that are comfortable.

To learn more about Diabetic Foot Care please follow link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Havertown, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read the full article on Diabetic Foot Care.

© 2013 Bruce G. Greenfield, D.P.M., P.C. | ® All Rights Reserved | Site map