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Avoid Becoming a Statistic: Preventing Diabetic-Related Amputation

“Every 20 seconds, somewhere in the world, a limb is lost as a consequence of diabetes.”

There are approximately 120,000 non-traumatic amputations performed every year in the U.S. and about 80% of those are due to complications from diabetes. This is an alarming statistic and should not be taken lightly.

How to Prevent Diabetic Related AmputationDrs. Joel Brook and David Northcutt are foot and ankle specialists who are driven and committed to caring for their patients with diabetes. An amputation is an absolutely devastating consequence of diabetes but amputation can be prevented with regular visits to a podiatrist.  Foot complications that go unnoticed or untreated are what often result in amputation down the road. Neuropathy and poor circulation, two symptoms of diabetes, often inhibit healing when a problem arises. Minor things such as a callus or blister can turn into a sore or ulcer, which could lead to amputation.

Recent research at Thomson Reuters has compared the situations of patients with diabetes who had regular care from a podiatrist with those who had not. Amputation and hospitalization rates were significantly lower with the patients who had visited with a podiatrist.

Our podiatric offices in Dallas and Plano, TX puts a priority on providing ongoing, personalized care to each of our patients with diabetes. We can monitor the health of your feet and detect problem areas, possible complications and health risks BEFORE they lead to tragedy.

If you have diabetes, are you regularly seeing a podiatrist? There is a lot to monitor when you have diabetes, let us take care of your feet and help you avoid becoming part of a statistic. Contact our office today with any questions or to make an appointment. Call (972) 566-7474 Dallas, TX or (972) 943-2232 Plano, TX or fill out our online contact form.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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