Diabetes and your feet
Foot care is essential for people with diabetes.
Diabetes can impede blood circulation in the foot, and can also affect nerve endings, which can cause peripheral neuropathy.
Poor blood circulation will affect oxygenation in your foot, which may cause poor tissue healing.
Insensitivity due to nerve problems brought about by diabetes can also increase your risk of foot injury.
Foot care for diabetic patients is essential for prevention and healing of wounds. Hunter Podiatry Services recommends the following:
The Hunter Podiatry Services team of podiatrists have many years of combined experience to precisely assess and diagnose your condition. We have state-of-the-art 3D foot imaging, laser scanner and computerised pressure plate system which we utilise to assess conditions, and make the right orthotics when required.