Now that summer is here it is more tempting than ever to walk around outside barefoot – don’t do it!!! It is far too easy to unknowingly step on glass or a sharp twig, especially if you’ve been diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy. All it takes is a small cut or puncture and walking around on it for the day to turn into an ulcer that needs to be treated in our office with subsequent follow up visits. As much as we would love to see you, don’t let the reason for your appointment be that you were barefoot outside. Leave those shoes on!
May 29, 2014