According to the American Diabetes Association, about 23.6 million people (7.8 percent of the United States population) have diabetes. Diabetics must constantly monitor their feet. With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that is too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal. When your wound is not healing, it is at risk for infection, and as a diabetic, your infections spread quickly. Foot problems are a big risk in diabetics, which is why our physicians are highly trained in this area and will monitor you feet to prevent severe consequences.
First Step Foot Care specializes in the delivery of evidence based diabetic foot care in the tri-county area that focuses on amputation prevention and limb preservation. Our physicians take a multi-disciplinary approach involving endocrinology, vascular surgery, internal medicine and infectious disease and will individualize each treatment plan.