Three Reasons Diabetics Need to See the Podiatrist

Everyone – men, women, and children – should visit a board-certified podiatrist like Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos once a year for preventative care. This is especially important for people with diabetes.

What Is Diabetes?

In your body, there is a small gland called the pancreas. It is responsible for producing the hormone insulin, which is necessary for proper regulation of blood glucose (sugar) levels. When the pancreas fails, even partially, diabetes occurs.

What Are the Effects of Diabetes on Foot Health?

While a whole-body illness that produces global symptoms, diabetes poses particular risks to foot health. Here are three common situations:

Your podiatrist is a medical expert with years of specialized training and experience. They are the best-qualified professional to care for your feet, ankles, and lower legs. A foot doctor like Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM will examine your feet, take note of any existing or potential problems, diagnose any illnesses or injuries, and work with you to create an individualized and effective plan for treatment and ongoing care.

Schedule a convenient appointment in the modern, comfortable My Chicago Foot Expert office today. Call our friendly staff at (773) 561-8100 or click here to get started.

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Stavros Alexopoulos One of Chicago’s top podiatrists, Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM, treats routine to complex foot and ankle issues. Dr. Alexopoulos is currently accepting new patients at My Chicago Foot Expert located near Ravenswood, North Park, and Jefferson Park.

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