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A diabetic foot is a foot that exhibits any pathology that results directly from diabetes mellitus or any long-term complication of diabetes mellitus.

Your feet are at risk because Diabetes can cause damage to: the nerves in your feet (peripheral neuropathy), blood circulation (peripheral vascular disease), immune system that protects you from infection (immunosuppression).

This damage is more likely if - 

  • You have had diabetes for a long time
  • Your blood glucose levels have been too high for an extended period of time
  • You smoke
  • You are not physically active.

You should seek a Podiatric review of your feet annually unless you have been identified as having an ‘at risk’ foot – in this instance you should discuss with your Podiatrist how regularly you should be reviewed with consideration of all of your lifestyle factors.

We have extensive experience managing complex high risk feet across all aspects of care including complex wounds, pressure areas, gangrene, post-surgical footwear and offloading, including biomechanical considerations following partial foot/toe amputations.

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