Over time, high blood sugar levels can cause nerve damage or circulation problems, which can contribute to foot problems or infection. Our foot and ankle podiatry team will work with you to prevent or treat any issues.
If your blood sugar levels are too high, it may affect your skin, causing blisters, yellow or brown patches, or hard, thickening skin. If you notice any of these signs, your primary care provider can refer you to our Dermatology Clinic for care. Dermatologists in this department specialize in providing skin care for people with diabetes.
Nerve damage (neuropathy) from diabetes often affects the extremities, especially the legs and feet.
People with diabetes may have chronic pain, often in their back, feet, or hands. Our providers will work with you to help manage the pain so you can live the best quality of life.
For people with diabetes, wounds tend to get worse quickly and heal more slowly. Your primary care provider and all members of your support team are here to help with your healing. Our specialists at the Advanced Wound Care Center can help manage and heal wounds that need extra attention.
People with diabetes and certain risk factors (such as smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol) are at a greater risk for cardiovascular disease such as heart attack or stroke. Your diabetes care team will work closely with our Cardiovascular Health Clinic to delay or prevent the development of heart disease.