Diabetes affects the foot in two major forms:
• The first is by damaging the nerves, giving the feeling of pins and needles, tingling or numbness, as well as losing protective sensation for the foot.
• Secondly it affects the blood flow, as the blood vessels may become occluded not allowing sufficient blood to the toes, this causes the skin to become dry and fragile and delays the healing for cuts, scrapes and other injuries
The complications if minor foot problems are left untreated in a diabetic can lead to serious and disabling foot complications. We can assess nerve function; circulation and overall foot health to reduce likelihood of complications as well as provide regular diabetic foot care, including general treatment and diabetic education