If you suffer from diabetes the two key areas your doctor will check are your feet and your eyes. Both need professional care – and many diabetics are unaware of the issues surrounding their foot health.
Diabetes is a very serious metabolic disorder where the body no longer produces insulin or can no longer make use of any insulin that is produced. Once thought of as a mostly age related health problem, modern lifestyles and diet threaten to make diabetes a worry for us all.
One of the symptoms of diabetes is Peripheral Neuropathy – which means that you can lose the feeling in your feet. The problem is that, if you have a loss of feeling there is a danger that you may damage the flesh surrounding your nails, whilst you are trimming and cutting them. Because of the loss of sensation it’s easy for a nick or small cut to become infected and because of the impaired circulation; the white blood cells don’t reach the wound. This means that any infection can have serious outcomes.
If you are diabetic it’s sensible to have a professional to ensure your feet are in good shape. As an experienanced Foot Health Professional, I am trained and insured to treat people with diabetes.
If you have any of these symptoms, please call for help and advice today.
Contact me to book an appointment – Joanne McDonnell – MCFHP MAFHP VTCT Dip.
Phone: 07866 785300