First and foremost, we emphasize the importance of diabetic glucose (blood sugar) control through proper diet and exercise. In addition, we ensure that you are seeing the right team of specialists to properly manage your diabetes. This may be limited to your Kipferl Foot & Ankle specialist and your primary care doctor, but may also include a nutritionist, endocrinologist, cardiologist and physical therapists. We have a comprehensive care team in place to assist patients in need of referral to any of these specialists.
When glucose is not well controlled, patients with diabetes may develop peripheral neuropathy. They may feel weakness, numbness, tingling or pain in their hands and feet. At Kipferl Foot & Ankle, we can help patients manage peripheral neuropathy with either oral or topical medications. In addition, we have a variety of other treatments that can reduce pain and discomfort for those suffering from peripheral neuropathy.
The specialists at Kipferl Foot & Ankle take diabetic management very seriously. We work closely with each of our patients to understand the unique needs and patient-specific challenges to managing diabetes. We recognize that weight loss can be difficult for many of our patients, especially those who have pain in their feet that prevents them from being as physically active as they would like to be. Together, we work to develop a plan that will help you better manage the disease and improve your overall health.