As any of you who have diabetes know, foot care is very important—many diabetics lose feeling in their feet due to neuropathy and can let an injury get infected without regular self-foot checks.
Knowing how important regular foot exams are, Dr. Maria McGee, Marble Hill’s founder, launched a new Twitter-based service to give people the nudge they need to examine their feet every day. Operating under the handle @dailyfootcheck, the service also offers followers advice on long-term foot care.
When you sign on to follow the app, you start receiving daily foot-check reminders that also come with advice on what you should be looking for when doing your own exams.
I am so excited about this new service. In my Houston podiatrist office, I see my diabetic patients for foot checkups regularly, but I certainly can’t see everyone every day. We have to work together to make sure that a foot wound doesn’t turn into an ulcer in between office visits; since I can’t call you every day and remind you, a service like @dailyfootcheck is a great support tool in the fight for diabetic foot health.
So to all my diabetic patients out there, sign up for this new service (it’s free, so you have nothing to lose) and check your feet every day. You’ll be taking a proactive step towards foot health that will keep you healthy in between visits to Tanglewood Foot Specialists.