Diabetes and your feet.

Signs of Diabetes.

Burning feet and tingling toes can be one of the first signs of

diabetes. Treating diabetes early can prevent many of the foot

related complications.

Controlling  blood glucose levels is the best way to help slow the disease progressing.

What happens at a Diabetic Foot assessment?

  • We check if you can feel your feet properly. 

  • We assess your arterial flow using doppler and performing waveform studies. Toe pressure can also be performed as a more accurate tool in diabetic populations.

  • Reviewing footwear.

  • Checking the skin and nails for problems. Including signs of pressure such as  corns, callous and foot ulcers.

The good news is diabetic foot complications can be prevented.

Seeing your G.P. for advice is the best place to start in the management of diabetes.

Podiatrist play a role in the prevention of foot complications by checking feet regularly and giving advice about protecting your feet from harm.

Book a diabetic foot assessment today. Yearly appointments are important for all diabetic patients.

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