In the simplest of terms, diabetes is a disease where the body cannot effectively produce or use a hormone known as insulin. Without insulin, the blood sugar increases and carbohydrates and sugars are not used effectively by the body's cells. Most diabetes treatments focus on controlling blood sugar either by administering insulin directly or through the use medications that change the body's ability to use insulin. Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist in Houston, TX and is the medical director of Tanglewood Foot Specialists.Information about Microvas Therapy can be found at Neuremedy can be ordered online at A topical analgesic cream suitable for neuropathy can be purchased at ?ITEM_ID=391&DEPARTMENT_ID=250 Podiatrists are unlike any other specialty in medicine in that they must know a great deal about many specialties like dermatology, surgery, pharmacology, radiology, neurology, as well as much more. Podiatrists write their own prescriptions, read their own x-rays and perform their own surgeries. Although podiatry is still considered to be a newer medical profession it is a much respected occupation. Podiatry as a whole is growing leaps and bounds due to the increasing weight of the US population as well as the increasing numbers of diabetics. Everything trickles down and affects the feet. This easily allows the insole to accommodate various sizes shapes and numbers of ulcers. It is believed the utilization of the short leg walker helps reduce shear by fixing the ankle at 90 degrees and incorporating a rocker bottom sole. This off-the-shelf product can be easier to apply than many other methods and save time and money when treating mild to moderate ulcers. The walker is designed to accommodate either the left or right leg with the insole being available for separate purchase when replacement is necessary. Inspect feet routinely. Check your feet and toes for cuts, bruises, sores, or changes to the toenails, such as thickening or discoloration. Early detection is the best way to minimize the effects of Charcot’s Foot. Regular inspection of your feet is highly recommended for patients with Diabetes. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed here under the 3 indicators portion below, please contact an experienced foot and ankle specialist immediately. You can view SBi recommended foot and ankle specialists near you on our surgeon locator page by clicking here. Early Indicators Check your feet every day. Look at your bare feet for red spots, cuts, swelling, and blisters. If you can't see the bottoms of your feet, use a mirror or ask someone to help. Diabetic feet ulcer is the second step about numbness, and is very complicated too. Ulcer is when the blood that supply your feet is not the necessary, later your defenses considerably low and infection grows. If your wound is left to fester, gangrene will set in. At the end, doctor will have to amputee your leg. Aerobic gram-positive cocci (especially Staphylococcus aureus ) are the predominant pathogens in diabetic foot infections. Patients who have chronic wounds or who have recently received antibiotic therapy may also be infected with gram-negative rods, and those with foot ischemia or gangrene may have obligate anaerobic pathogens. A compound of vitamin A called topical Retin-A also known as tretinoin, mainly used to treat acne problems, enhances the healing of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes, according to a report of the Archives of Dermatology. Though previous studies showed that topical Retin-A was a bit helpful in enhancing wound healing in patients with diabetes and some results were discussed by different scientifics, a group of researchers tried to know if tretinoin really helped or not to these patients. A conclusion for the researchers was that they hope that diabetic foot clinics know about this and use Retin-A when other therapies that they use don't work.