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Do you know why it is so important to have your feet looked at when you are a diabetic?
The reason your GP, diabetic specialist or diabetic educator asks if you have had a Podiatrist attend to your feet is that you are at greater risk of developing poor circulation or losing feeling in your feet which is called neuropathy. This can lead to many other problems such as injury, infection, gangrene and amputation if you are not careful.
Treatment for people with diabetes focuses on several key areas of importance. Professional attention to nail cutting and callous, which may prove to be a problem in the future is one area your Podiatrist will attend to. Assessment of your circulation using a special ultrasound unit called a Doppler and sensation testing using current instrumentation forms another essential part of your complete care at Junction Podiatry. We also provide you with education material and advice so you can help yourself between your regular visits. As diabetes involves many other specialists in your care, we keep them informed of your progress with written reports and have a recall system so you won’t forget about your feet!
For more detailed information, see our Acrobat pdf Information sheets on Diabetes which is available on our website.
Please remember that the information in these documents should not be used as a substitute for podiatric or medical attention.