Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetic Foot Care services offered in Sugar Land and Katy, TX

Up to 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes –– a disease that causes high blood sugar. Enroll in diabetic foot care if you have diabetes. Routine checkups and preventive screenings can reduce the risk of complications and improve your quality of life. At Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists, with locations in Sugar Land and Katy, Texas, double board-certified podiatrist Marco Vargas, DPM, and Dr. Vanessa Marcelo, DPM, provides diabetic foot care to people of all ages. Book an appointment by calling the nearest office or scheduling online today.

What is diabetic foot care?

Diabetic foot care is a podiatry subspecialty that diagnoses and treats diabetes-related foot problems. Diabetes causes your blood sugar levels to spike. If you don’t take steps to lower it, you might experience more serious issues, like peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage).

If you have peripheral neuropathy and cut yourself or develop a blister, you might not feel it. Without treatment, the wound may become infected, increasing your risk of gangrene or amputation.

Who can benefit from diabetic foot care?

Make a diabetic foot care appointment at Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Skin discoloration
  • Loss of body hair
  • Pain
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Diminished ability to feel hot and cold

You should also enroll in diabetic foot care if you have diabetes and develop a sore or another slow-healing wound on your feet or ankles.

What happens during a diabetic foot care visit?

At Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists, a diabetic foot care visit begins with a review of your medical records and a discussion of your symptoms. Dr. Vargas also asks how long you’ve had diabetes, what type you have, and how you keep it in check.

Next, Dr. Vargas examines your feet, toes, and legs. He presses on your skin with various tools to see if you experience numbness or tingling. If you have an open wound, Dr. Vargas collects a sample and sends it to a lab for analysis. He might also order X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI to see how far the wound extends beneath your skin.

After gathering the necessary information, Dr. Vargas and Dr. Marcelo makes treatment recommendations. The goal of diabetic foot care is to keep your blood sugar balanced and reduce the risk of complications.

What services does diabetic foot care provide?

At Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists, Dr. Vargas and Dr. Marcelo, and Dr. Marcelo officers various diabetic foot care services. Depending on your age and the type of diabetes you have, he might recommend:

  • Insulin therapy
  • Custom orthotics
  • Prescription diabetic shoes
  • Wound care
  • Prescription antibiotics
  • Wound debridement
  • Routine checkups

If you have diabetes, establishing a healthy lifestyle is crucial. Dr. Vargas and Dr. Marcelo recommends exercising regularly, eating a balanced diet, and maintaining a healthy weight. To learn more about the benefits of diabetic foot care, request an appointment at Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists by calling the nearest office or booking online today.

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Client Testimonials

Mary Gordon
Mary Gordon
2022-11-03
Everyone was very kind and professional. The wait time was a bit long
Steven Martin
Steven Martin
2022-11-03
Wonderfully, efficient and informative.
Cheryl Wilkins
Cheryl Wilkins
2022-11-01
The Dr. Vanessa Marcelo was extremely professional, she had a good friendly disposition. She was accurate about my diagnosis. I felt confidence in her care. Thanks to all the front staff for being friendly as well.
Claire Stelly
Claire Stelly
2022-10-28
Dr. Marcelo and Debra took excellent care of me. When I hobbled in with severe Heel Bone Spur/ Plantar Fasciitis they knew just what to do immediately and gave me a plan of action.
Cinthia Duarte
Cinthia Duarte
2022-10-27
I highly recommend Vargas Foot and Ankle Specialists! Amazing Doctors and staff. Everyone is very professional and caring. Got fitted for custom orthotics and they work miracles on my flat feet.
Manuela Valencia
Manuela Valencia
2022-10-24
This is the best podiatrist I have ever been. DR.Vargas truly cares about his patients and wants to help them in any way possible.  I would highly recommend him. The best foot doctor. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
John Vanison
John Vanison
2022-09-21
Nafisa Bandukwala
Nafisa Bandukwala
2022-09-19
Lay Caraway
Lay Caraway
2022-09-16
Mary Bass
Mary Bass
2022-09-16
Excellent
Helen H.
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I cannot fault my experience here. It was my first time at a foot specialist. Dr Marcielo was delightful, proficient and talked me gently through the procedure. Melanie the nurse was equally kind and caring. They even called me the next day to check on me. First class!
Claudia Q.
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Dr Vargas gave me back my health... my foot was very painful that i could barely walk and I couldn’t even drive. He recommended 8 laser treatments and orthotics and after the 3rd laser treatment I was able to drive. The orthotics he gave me are amazing!!! That is all I use in all my shoes now.
Robin C.
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Staff is always professional and personal. I've been going there for about 10 yrs now and I have always been happy with all results. Dr. Vargas and associates are always thorough and listen to my explanations. Thank you all
Sam B.
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Dr. Vargas and all his staff from the front desk to the back office have always been very professional and very helpful and doing all with a smile. Thank you Dr. Vargas to you and all your staff
Larry J.
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This was my first time visit. They came highly recommended and I will be coming back for my complete foot care going forward. Great service.
Mery V.
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Best Doctor in Houston! Thanks Dr Vargas for the surgical intervention, for you I am already walking. Everyone in your office is super nice and super quick to serve me. Super clean office. Really the knowledge of the Doctor is the best. A bilingual Dr who speaks perfect my Spanish language. I recommend it.