Partial Foot Amputation From A Diabetic Foot Ulcer, That Couldn’t Happen To Me Right?

When I was young and first went to the dentist he would say ” If you don’t take care of your teeth they will go away.” I guess the same could be true for a diabetic patient and their feet. Most diabetics don’t realize how quickly a diabetic foot ulcer can lead to a partial amputation of their foot.

What is a Diabetic Foot Ulcer?

A diabetic foot ulcer is a sore on the foot of a diabetic. Some people don’t realize that they have a wound at first, and only notice it once it is infected.  These infected wounds develop very quickly, and within a day or two you have a major diabetic foot infection.


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I’m a Diabetic, but it’s not that big of a deal right???

DIABETES IS A BIG DEAL and eating right and keeping your blood sugar at a healthy level is a big part of your care.  Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common reason for hospitalization in diabetics.  Diabetes is the most common cause of non-traumatic lower leg amputations.IT IS A BIG DEAL!
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Prevent DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS by watching your blood sugar levels.  They should be:

  • 70 – 130 mg/dL (before meals)
  • Less than 180 mg/dL (1 – 2 hours after a meal)

They should NOT be:

  • 200 mg/dL or more (uncontrolled diabetic with too much blood sugar)
  • 70 mg/dL or less (not enough blood sugar)

As a diabetic, you are at a higher risk for conditions such as Peripheral Neuropathy, and Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD.)  Each of these conditions can also cause you to have a diabetic foot ulcer.

What should I do?

All diabetics should schedule an annual appointment with Dr. Schlam for a basic diabetic foot exam.  He can determine your risk level, and teach you ways to keep your feet healthy and wound free.  If you have had a partial foot amputation we have special shoes that would fit you. Call Hollowbrook Foot Specialists at (845) 298 – 9074 or click here to schedule an appointment.

By:  David Schlam

Hollowbrook Foot Specialists

Wappingers Falls, NY

(845) 298 – 9074

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Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

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GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

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You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
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