Diabetes poses problems for sufferers and their feet on two levels:
• nerve damage, or ‘peripheral neuropathy’, which impairs sensation to the feet and/or
• reduced blood supply, also known as ‘poor circulation’
Most foot problems in people who have diabetes occur when injuries – and often infections – go unnoticed and untreated, due to a loss of feeling in the extremities through nerve damage, or when healing is delayed due to poor circulation.
A Diabetes Foot Assessment by our Podiatrists will help to detect any changes early – before they become a problem. In an assessment, our Podiatrists will educate you on any preventative measures you need to take. You will have a thorough examination where the overall health of your feet will be examined and your circulation and sensation, footwear and gait are analysed