Diabetes and Podiatry
Diabetes Mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes, is a chronic condition characterised by high blood sugar levels over an extended period. This condition significantly impacts foot health, making podiatry an essential aspect of diabetic care.
The effects of diabetes on the feet are primarily attributed to the occlusion of blood vessels caused by elevated sugar levels. Consequently, tissue healing becomes delayed, elevating the risks of infections and ulcers. Furthermore, diabetes can cause extensive damage to the nerves supplying the feet, leading to reduced or complete loss of sensation. This sensory impairment increases the vulnerability to injuries, as potential foot issues may go unnoticed. For diabetic patients, it is strongly recommended to undergo an annual foot check-up to assess nerve function and blood supply to the feet.
At PhysioCentral, our podiatrist will provide a comprehensive diabetes foot health management plan and assess your risk of ulceration and other associated problems. We are committed to safeguarding your foot health and ensuring optimal care for diabetic patients.