Having diabetes increases the risk of developing a wide range of foot problems. These problems often develop because diabetes can cause both nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy) and poor circulation in the feet. It is for this reason that diabetics need to pay special attention to their feet. This is why regular Podiatry and foot check ups are important for diabetics. Proper preventive care for your feet can prevent serious complications.
It is advised that Diabetics see a Podiatrist every 6-12 months for their regular foot assessment and check up.
- What is special about Diabetic's feet?
- Why do diabetics need to see Podiatrist?
- Diabetic shoes and socks
- Peripheral Neuropathy
For those with diabetes, simple foot problems such as those below can place a diabetics foot at risk of complications and should be assessed by a podiatrist.
Untreated diabetes can result in other conditions, such as:
To prevent complications of diabetes, patients are advised to follow diabetic foot care guidelines.
Sometimes special diabetic shoes are prescribed to avoid pressure and rubbing on the feet caused by regular footwear.
Additional information on diabetic foot problems
International Diabetes Institute
The Health Institute (.gov.au)
Diabetic Foot (advanced info)
"When the will is ready, the feet are light"
Please note: text and information contained on this site is provided in good faith and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, foot problem or any other medical condition.
Unley Rd: 08 8272 8755
Magill: 08 8364 0112