At Podiatry on Plenty Road we treat many people who have diabetes.
Diabetes is a complex condition that can cause two serious problems:
- Loss of sensation (peripheral neuropathy)
- Loss of blood flow (peripheral arterial disease)
The sensation of pain acts to protect us and draw our attention to areas of damage. When the sensation is diminished, cuts abrasions and infections will go un-noticed and therefore untreated, which can lead to serious complications including diabetic ulceration or even amputation. If you are a person with diabetes the podiatrists at Podiatry on Plenty Road can assess your feet and offer you advice on the best way to care for them and prevent complications.