Are you diabetic? A foot check is vital
A professional podiatry examination can avert serious problems
If you have diabetes, you will probably know that you should pay particular attention to your feet.
This is because diabetes can interfere with the blood flow to your extremities – medical name:
peripheral neuropathy – and a loss of sensation in your feet, or numbness or tingling, can be the first
sign of more serious problems to come.
It is your raised blood sugar or glucose levels, due to diabetes, that can impair the sensations in, and
the supply of blood to, your feet. Lower blood supply means that cuts and sores will be less likely to
heal, which could in turn lead to foot ulcers, infections or, in extreme cases, necessitate amputation.
Regular, professional foot care, as recommended by Diabetes UK, will identify any issues before they
develop into problems. Our podiatrists, Phebe & Jessie, can not only help you with any corns, calluses, hard
skin, problem (ingrowing) toenails or verrucae, but also with the important matter of diabetic feet.
So, if you are diabetic and would welcome the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your
feet are in good condition for the foreseeable future, please do consider booking an appointment
It’s a step you won’t regret taking!