The most common reason diabetics are hospitalized in the United States is foot infections. I know that's hard to believe, but true. Diabetes can be dangerous and devastating to your feet. The most common causes of these foot infections are improperly cut toenails and poorly fitting shoes. Yes, something as simple as a visit to the podiatrist to have your toenails cut and shoes custom fitted can avoid many amputations. Add poor circulation and lack of feeling known as peripheral neuropathy, and you have the prescription for disaster for diabetic feet. If you or someone you love has diabetes, keep reading. Did you know that every diabetic should be seeing a podiatrist at least once a year? This is the recommendation of the American Diabetes Association and CMS (Medicare). Why is this? Because almost 75% of diabetic amputation can be prevented with good foot care habits and frequent exams. Intrigued? Click on the subjects below to keep reading. Remember that only you can prevent diabetic amputations. Contact us or call for an appointment for a comprehensive diabetic foot examination.