Diabetes and the Feet
Both type I and type II diabetes can have strong effects on the lower limb. Uncontrolled, high blood sugar has the ability to compromise skin, nerves, and blood vessels of the lower limb. A Chiropodist should be an important member of your diabetic healthcare team. They are trained to assess and monitor changes in the foot related to diabetes. A Chiropodist offers diabetic foot screenings using a series of tools and expertise, designed to detect changes in dermatological, neurological or vascular health of the lower limb. Diabetic foot care (nails, callus, etc) and diabetic foot advice are also provided, which is integral to keeping your feet happy and healthy.