Diabetes can have a major impact on foot health. Diabetes can speed up vascular disease causing poor circulation in the feet. This can lead to poor skin condition and slow healing which in turn can increase susceptibility of infection and ulceration.
Diabetes can also have an effect on nerve supply to the feet. There are three main types of nerves in the feet and all these can be affected causing anything from numbness in the feet, to a change in your foot structure. Numbness in the feet is also known as neuropathy and means that your pain perception is reduced and you are more susceptible to trauma. If you have even the smallest changes to your foot structure the pressures on your sole change and you have a higher chance of ulceration.
We are highly skilled in determining your level of foot health and use numerous testing methods to assess your risk in developing possible complications. We use the most up to date wound care and pressure offloading techniques available and work closely with other health professionals to offer you the most comprehensive care available.
If you are a diabetic phone us on 6651 3824 to make an appointment today – we have clinics in Coffs Harbour, Macksville and Dorrigo.