Foot Care and Diabetes

Today, more than 23.6 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. That represents almost 8 per cent of the population. In the last ten years diabetes has increased 90% in adults. If you are diabetic seeking podiatric care you have come to the right place.

Patients with diabetes are more likely to have foot and ankle problems and have an increased risk for a number of serious, sometimes life-threatening complications. Diabetics are prone to poor blood flow and nerve damage in the lower legs. They get infections more often. Sores, even small ones can quickly turn to serious problems such as ulcers. The majority of lower limb amputations are preceded by ulcers. Patients with diabetes comprise 60% of the non-traumatic lower limb amputations. The good news is that proper management or control of your diabetes can reduce these risks.

Your KPG podiatrist is an integral part of your Health Care Team; working with you to assure that you are living well with your diabetes. Whether you are a newly diagnosed or long time diabetic seeking conscientious skilled professionals KPG is the place for you.

Kern Podiatric customizes your podiatric care plan to fit your needs. In addition, to regular visits and exams in our main office at 320 South Ashland in Chicago’s medical district; KPG offers HOUSE CALL and ONSITE Services for diabetic seniors and disabled.

Kern Podiatric Group Diabetic Care:

  • Nail Care
  • Corns and Calluses
  • Screening for Circulatory Compromise
  • Ulcer Preventative Program
    1. Diabetic Foot Wear
    2. Diabetic Socks
    3. Systematic Screening

Tips for Living with Diabetes:

  • Check your feet daily. Call the Kern Podiatric Group if cuts, sores, or blisters do not heal within a few days.
  • Wash your feet daily in warm water. Be sure to carefully dry between your toes.
  • Always wear slippers or properly fitted shoe gear. Do not walk barefoot.
  • Do not treat corns and calluses yourself. Call the Kern Podiatric Group.
  • Do not cut your toenails yourself unless a podiatrist has shown you the proper technique. (Click Here to read about our diabetic pedicure.)
  • Schedule regular visits with your primary care physician, podiatrist, eye doctor, and dentist.

Detailed List of Diabetic Care Services Coming Soon.
In the meantime, give us a call!

For more information regarding diabetes, visit the American Diabetes Association website: