Dr. Mark E. Sowell, DPM | Dr. Matthew Daugherty, DPM

ARE YOU DIABETIC ?


Risk Factor Cards


Sowell-FRL_Levels-000
Manage your blood sugar as directed by your primary care physician or endocrinologist.
Wash your feet daily and dry between the toes.
Be careful to wear shoes and socks that fit properly.
Carefully trim your toenails straight across with clippers and gently smooth any callus with a pumice stone or skin file.
Moisturizers may be used to keep your skin soft but do not put lotions between the toes.
Call Dr. Sowell if any complications or concerns arise. Bleeding, redness, pain, swelling and changes are all valid reasons to contact the office.
 Sowell-FRL_Levels-001
Manage your blood sugar as directed by your primary care physician or endocrinologist.
Inspect your feet daily. Use a mirror if necessary.
Wash your feet daily and dry between the toes.
Be careful to wear shoes and socks that fit properly.
Allow a podiatrist to trim you toenails and calluses.
Avoid heating pads and hot water foot soaks.
Moisturizers may be used to keep your skin soft but do not put lotions between the toes.
Schedule a complete diabetic foot exam every six months.
Call Dr. Sowell if any complications arise. Bleeding, redness, pain, swelling and changes are all valid reasons to contact the office.
 Sowell-FRL_Levels-002
Manage your blood sugar as directed by your primary care physician or endocrinologist.
Inspect your feet daily. Use a mirror if necessary.
Wash your feet daily and dry between the toes.
Put your feet up when sitting and wiggle your toes and feet often. Don’t cross legs for a long period.
Wear shoes and socks at all times.
Wear shoes specially made for you with insoles that are made for your feet and reduce pressure.
Allow a podiatrist to trim you toenails and calluses.
Avoid heating pads and hot water foot soaks.
Moisturizers may be used to keep your skin soft but do not put lotions between the toes.
Schedule a diabetic foot exam every three months.
Call Dr. Sowell if any complications arise. Bleeding, redness, pain and swelling are all valid reasons to contact the office.
Sowell-FRL_Levels-003
Manage your blood sugar as directed by your primary care physician or endocrinologist.
Inspect your feet daily. Use a mirror if necessary.
Wash your feet daily and dry between the toes.
Wear shoes and socks at all times. Check the insides of the shoe before putting it on.
Wear shoes specially made for diabetics with insoles that are made for your feet and reduce pressure.
Put your feet up when sitting and wiggle your toes and feet often. Don’t cross legs for a long period.