This week is National Diabetes week across Australia. Podiatrist work closely with your healthcare team including your Doctor, Specialist, Dietician, Exercise Physiologists and Credential Diabetes Educator in order to keep your Diabetes in check.
How does Diabetes affect your feet?
Diabetes may increase your risk of developing diabetes related-complications that include nerve damage called ‘peripheral neuropathy’ or poor circulation in your feet called ‘peripheral vascular disease’.
Nerve damage may affect how you feel pressure or pain that can potentially lead to numbness in your toes or feet. These changes to your circulation may delay your ability to heal any cuts or sores. This may also increase your risk of developing ulcers that may even lead to amputations.
Diabetic Services Available at Momentum Podiatry
Comprehensive Diabetic management & TCA plans
Diabetic foot education & home care
Ankle Brachial Index’s
Blood pressure and vital assessments
Doppler waveform arterial assessments.
For more information on how Podiatry can assist with your Diabetes management get in touch or to book a Diabetes assessment with one of our Podiatrist click here.