Diabetic foot care
Diabetic foot care
Diabetes is a life long health condition. There are over 3 million people in the UK with diabetes. It is estimated that an additional 1 million people in the UK have diabetes but don't know about it.
Diabetes occurs when there is too much glucose in the blood and the body cannot use it. This is because the pancreas does not produce enough, or any, insulin to help the glucose to enter the human body's cells, and then be used as energy or fuel so that you can exercise and function in normal daily life.
Diabetes can affect your feet by loss of sensation, called neuropathy. This is usually a gradual onset. Neuropathy can therefore leave an individual more prone to foot injury, as they may unknowingly damage their foot, for example standing on a drawing pin. Without realising it, this could cause serious consequences.
Diabetes can also affect your feet because of reduced blood supply and increased healing time, and therefore being at an increased risk of infection and other complications.
It is important to have your feet checked at least once a year to test for adequate sensation and blood supply. Our Podiatrists are able to provide a diabetic foot examination, along with a detailed report for a client's GP or Specialist.
Excellent service, very professional. Playing a lot of sport, I came to see Steve regarding my painful stress fracture in my foot. He made tailored orthotics for me and they work a treat! All staff were so warm and welcome with a Covid-19 safe environment. Would 100% recommend Steve to anyone and everyone!
Walking had become very painful, I’d tried standard off-the-shelf orthotics recommended by another podiatrist, which only helped a little. Steve took casts of my feet, and also tailored the orthotics when they arrived. With some parts cut away and with additions stuck on they may look makeshift, but they work a treat, I’ve been walking pain-free.
Extremely professional. Pain in my feet resolved by orthotics made from a mould so they fit exactly and have realigned my feet allowing me improved balance. I can highly recommend this podiatrist.