Recent research by the Centers for Disease Control have revealed a significant decline in amputation rates among patients with diabetes. The amputation rate of diabetic patients in the mid 1990s was 11 per 1,000 patients, and has declined to 4 per 1,000 patients. Much of this improvement is owed to advances in detection of diabetes related problems, including peripheral neuropathy, peripheral artery disease, and foot deformities, such as Charcot foot. Diabetic patients frequently develop foot related problems as a result of one or a combination of these problems. For those in the Owensboro or TriState area, we are here to help! Regular maintenance and routine foot exams are essential in preventing these diabetes related problems.
For those diabetic patients without foot problems, an annual foot exam with Dr. Block is always a good way to identify potential problems when they first develop. For any diabetes related foot problem, call the best source for footcare in the Owensboro area. The best of foot health from Dr. Block!