Taking Care of the Diabetic Foot

Hosted by David M. Millili, DPM

Diabetes is a devastating disease that can turn a common foot problem into something very serious, very fast. People with diabetes are prone to nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor blood flow (circulation) and need to take very special care of their feet. Nerve damage often causes people to lose all sensation and can change the shape of the feet and toes. Diabetes also causes skin changes, making feet excessively dry and prone to cracking. Poor circulation makes it extremely hard for even the most minor injury to heal. For many people, these problems go unnoticed until it’s too late.

Log on and join our Health eTalk with Cooper’s David M. Millili, DPM, Head, Division of Podiatry, as he answers your questions about proper foot care for the diabetic patient.

David M. Millili, DPM, Head, Division of Podiatry, joined Cooper in 2002 and was named division head two years later. He is a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, OH and completed his post-graduate training at Sacred Heart Hospital, Chicago, IL. He is currently Director of the Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency program at Cooper.

Dr. Millili is a member of the Board of Podiatric Surgery, the American Podiatric Medical Association, the American Professional Wound Care Association, the New Jersey Podiatric Association and the American Association of Hospital Podiatrists. He is board certified in podiatric surgery and by the American Board of Disability Analysts, a professional organization dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of physically and mentally disabled persons of all ages.