Chiropodists and Podiatrists based in Newton Abbot, Devon
If you have been diagnosed by your doctor as having diabetes then you will almost
certainly have been advised that good foot care and regular foot inspections are
a very important part of your treatment regime.
The notes on this page apply equally to insulin dependent diabetics (Type 1) and
non-insulin dependent diabetics (Type 2).
Diabetes can reduce the capacity of the small blood vessels (capillaries) to deliver
adequate blood supply to the tissues. Diabetes can also diminish the sensory responses
in our feet so that our awareness of changes in temperature, pain, and touch can
Even in well controlled diabetes, periodic mild increases in blood glucose and altered
haemoglobin will present an increased risk of infection.
For these reasons diabetic patients receive regular testing for vascular sufficiency
and peripheral neuropathy as part of their treatment programme.
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