As mentioned before, prevention is the key. Loss of feeling in the feet may not be completely avoidable with diabetes, but control of your glucose levels and lifestyle modifications can slow the progression.
Simple care of the area can prevent future problems and reduce your healthcare costs.
Robert Sikes is a Pharm D candidate at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy and an intern at The Pharmacy in Mt. Olive. The Pharmacy can be reached at 631-1201.