Meet the Doctor:
Caroline G. Iglio, DPM
Dr. Iglio holds a degree in podiatric medicine from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and a bachelor's of science degree in Biology from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She completed her podiatric medicine and surgery residency training from the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
She was an associate in a podiatry practice in the Bloomsburg/Berwick area for four years. She is delighted to now open Mount Carmel Family Foot Care and continue to offer quality foot care to her patients.
It is my pleasure to open Mount Carmel Family Foot Care. My mission is to provide patients with a gentle, caring atmosphere where the patient's comfort and well being are of the highest priority. We specialize in treatments of heel pain, athlete's foot, ingrown toe nails, warts, and much more...
Diabetes and your feet:
Diabetes is a condition in which excessively high glucose levels in the blood can jeopardize your health. One of the potential effects of diabetes is a weakened immune system rendering the body unable to effectively fight off infections. Additionally, the disease often leads to serious problems with the feet.
One common way that diabetics encounter foot problems is due to a damaged nervous system. Weakened nervous systems are not able to effectively convey messages from the feet, leading to an inability for the patient to feel the feet. This also impairs normal sweat secretion and oil production in the feet. Abnormal pressure on the feet during walking, skin and nail problems may result in sores.
Due to the suppression of the immune response in diabetics, the body is often unable to heal foot wounds. If left untreated bacterial infections can lead to gangrene, which may require amputation to ensure that the infection does not spread to other parts of the body.
If you suffer from diabetes, it is crucial that you ensure foot health by working with your doctor to reduce the likelihood of infection by keeping up with routine Diabetic foot care and quickly treating any infection that arises. Contact us today to learn how we can help you protect your feet for a lifetime.
How Can You Learn More about Diabetes and Diabetes-Related Foot Issues?
Visit the website of the American Diabetes Association.