Because diabetes often causes foot, skin and tissue problems, it’s important for patients to have routine foot care.
The Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center offers an on-site podiatrist who specializes in diabetes, podiatric surgery and medicine.
Patients with Penn Endocrinology Associates also have access to podiatry services at Pennsylvania Hospital.
Patients undergoing treatment at the center are encouraged to practice a daily routine of foot care including:
- Looking for and reporting sores or signs of infection
- Washing, drying and using lotions
- Protecting feet with well-fitting shoes
- Exercising daily to promote good circulation
- Smoking cessation