Dr. Linda Lambert, Podiatrist

River Forest Foot Clinic

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DO YOU HAVE DIABETES?

If you do, you should know how important foot care is.  Over time, diabetics risk

developing foot complications.  When the nerves are damaged from chronic high blood

sugar, feet can become numb or painful with burning or tingling.  This is called diabetic

neuropathy.  When diabetes affects the arteries, circulation to the legs and feet may be

compromised.  Either of these conditions may lead to serious problems including

ulceration, even amputation.

 

The key to prevention is early diagnosis of diabetes, and regular foot exams from a

podiatrist.  Diabetics who receive regular foot care, including paring of calluses and

debridement of thick fungal toenails, are almost four times less likely to undergo an

amputation than those who do not seek treatment.

 

Dr. Lambert treats many diabetic patients in her office.  She has a very user friendly

diabetic shoe program, which now includes boots for men and women, as well as sandals

for men.  The newest additions to her footwear line are diabetic socks and slippers.

Protecting your feet with appropriate footgear is an important aspect of preventive care

for diabetics. FREE PARKING

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