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Diabetes and Foot Health

Our podiatrist offers a Diabetic Foot Assessment and has over 27 years’ NHS experience as a specialist in diabetic foot health and wound care. She has the skills to examine and assess the vascular and neurological status of your feet.

Diabetes is a common condition with more than three million people with diabetes in the UK.

It is also a complex long term condition characterised by the accumulation of glucose in the body as a result of the inability of the body to produce or use insulin effectively.

Diabetes, untreated, or poorly managed can lead to damage to other organs (kidneys, eyes, heart, nerves and blood vessels) and tends to worsen with other risk factors such as smoking, poor diet, obesity and hypertension.

People with diabetes may be at risk of developing foot problems. Therefore, it is beneficial to be screened, at least annually, to detect the presence of neuropathy, ischaemia and/or foot deformity.  Annual review allows for the identification of, and monitoring of, any changes in an individual’s foot risk status.

We also provide GPs with a summary report where required.