Diabetes is a complex medical condition, which can affect the whole body, and requires daily management of blood sugar levels to prevent health complications.
For those with diabetes, foot care is vital as diabetes can cause damage to the nerves and blood supply in the feet.
- If nerves in the feet are damaged, there is a risk that a foot injury could go unnoticed.
- If blood supply to the feet is reduced, there can be a delay in wound healing, increasing the risk of foot ulceration.
The good news is that by following a daily foot care routine at home and having regular foot checks with your podiatrist, many foot problems can be avoided.
At a diabetes foot check, your podiatrist will determine if you are at risk of developing foot-related complications. They will also answer any questions you might have and provide information to help you keep your feet healthy.