Diabetic foot care
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the glucose levels in the blood are too high. The two main types, Type 1 and Type 2, are different conditions and are both serious. Patients with Diabetes are at a much higher risk of developing foot related health issues.
Without regular foot health checks, patients can develop infections and ulcerations which if left untreated, can lead to amputations.
Regular routine appointments or toe nail cut appointments can reduce the risk of developing diabetes related foot conditions.
It is important that diabetic patients also attend their regular 6/12 month NHS Diabetic checks in addition to regular foot care appointments with a qualified practitioner. During a treatment any neurological or vascular abnormalities can be identified to help you manage your condition.