How often should I see a podiatrist if I have diabetes?

Checking a diabetic footWhen you have diabetes, you should actually see a podiatrist like Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen on a regular basis to make sure your lower limbs are healthy and head off potential problems. You should have a full foot exam at least once a year to check everything over. You may want to have smaller appointments periodically to take care of calluses, nail problems, or any other minor but important foot care work. If you notice any changes to your feet when you perform your daily checks, have them checked right away to prevent problems from getting worse. If you develop an ulcer, get emergency care for it within 24 hours.

If you have diabetes, you really should see a podiatrist whenever you’re concerned about your feet. Because of how complications with diabetes can suddenly change, you shouldn’t wait if you’re at all worried about your lower limbs. Our team at Podiatry Associates will make your diabetic foot care a priority. Call our Castle Pines, Cherry Creek or Parker, CO, offices at (303) 805-5156 for an appointment.