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Diabetic Foot care

Diabetes can put your feet, and overall health and wellbeing at risk.

It is important to be educated about the condition, too manage complications that can arise and to ensure early medical and podiatric interventions so you can continue to function and enjoy a quality life.

 

Circulation is critical for diabetic sufferers and mobility is fundamental to good circulation. Diabetes can cause reduced blood flow to the lower legs and feet, causing significant muscle cramping after only a short period of activity.

 

Foot pain, numbness and tingling can be a sign of peripheral neuropathy which is another leading cause of foot complications

 

Excess pressure on the soles of the feet can also lead to complications like blistering, ulceration and tissue breakdown, which are leading causes of infection.

 

Unmanaged diabetes can lead to serious complications such as gangrene, amputations, blindness, and a reduced life expectancy.

 

Your podiatrist can help you stay mobile with regular check ups and treatments to prevent and manage foot-related issues.

 

At Feet First Podiatry, your podiatrist will regularly check your foot and leg circulation with the use of a Doppler ultrasound, and check your sensations with the use of a monofilament and tuning fork. Early detection of deterioration in your circulatory or neurological systems is crucial to prevent diabetic complications.

Some key tips for Diabetics:
  1. Stay as active as possible to stimulate blood flow.
  2. Maintain a strict schedule for health checks – including podiatry. This helps to prevent issues developing with your feet. Should you detect any changes in your skin condition on your feet or lower legs (including splits, cuts or ulcers) or increased tenderness, consult your podiatrist urgently. People with diabetes’ feet are at risk for various foot conditions, if left unmanaged it can lead to amputation.
  3. Maintain a healthy diet and drink lots of water.
  4. Always use clean footwear – discard old, dirty shoes or socks and try not to walk in bare feet or thongs.
  5. Disinfect your shower, bathroom and household floors regularly.

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