Diabetes and Your Care Team
If you have diabetes, the doctors at West Hartford Podiatry Associates would love to be a part of your care team. What does this have to do with your quality of care? Well, working together with other specialists, we do our part to help with your foot and ankle health. Common podiatric conditions include peripheral neuropathy, foot ulcers, poor circulation, and more.
How can a podiatrist help?
A podiatrist specializes in treating foot and ankle conditions. With an understanding that complications can come along with diabetes, a podiatrist helps patients stay steps ahead. Healthy tips include encouraging regular glucose checks, joining an exercise program, or switching to more supportive shoes.
Who else is on the team?
We’re here to support you, and that includes partnering with other medical professionals. Together, we’re on a mission to help you live a healthy life while managing your diabetes. From your primary care physician to even a physical therapist, there’s a team working for you.
Which conditions most impact feet?
- Neuropathy–Peripheral neuropathy is a common form of nerve damage that impacts patients with diabetes. It affects the ability to feel sensations, including heat or cold.
- Foot and Ankle Fractures–Diabetic patients who suffer from neuropathy are more likely to sustain foot and ankle fractures. Limited sensation and poor circulation, make treatment and recovery more complex.
- Ulcers–Foot ulcers can become slow-healing wounds. They are common in patients with poor circulation, which impacts the body’s ability to heal properly. Ulcers can become infected if not treated properly. An infection can lead to an amputation of a toe or even a foot.
At West Hartford Podiatry Associates, Harvey Lederman, DPM, Marc Lederman, DPM, and Kurt Rode, DPM treat a variety of foot and ankle conditions such as ankle sprains, fractures, running injuries, sports injuries, pediatric foot care, bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, and neuromas. We provide the best podiatric solutions to patients of all ages in Hartford County. Contact us for your foot and ankle needs. Our office is at 2531 Albany Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117.