Having diabetes means you’re at much greater risk of developing foot problems.
How does diabetes affect the feet?
Raised blood glucose, also known as blood sugar, can damage the sensation in your feet.
It can also affect your circulation, which can lead to you getting less blood supply to your feet. Without a good blood supply you may have problems with cuts and sores healing. You may also get cramps and pain in your legs or feet.
If you don’t get these problems treated, they could lead to foot ulcers, infections and, at worst, amputations. Most foot problems can be prevented with good, regular foot care.
We recommend routine chiropody at 6-12 week intervals as well as diabetic annual foot exam depending of level of diabetic risk