Diabetes podiatry, Geelong
People who have diabetes can develop a number of foot problems, including damage to the small nerve endings in the feet (neuropathy) or damage to the blood supply in the feet. People with diabetes who have poor circulation and neglect their feet are more likely to have serious foot problems including ulcers and infections.
Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose, or sugar, in the blood is too high because the body is unable to use it properly. This happens because the body’s method of converting glucose into energy is not working as it should.
With diabetic foot care, it is important to see a podiatrist to reduce your risk of serious complications. We recommend you have a podiatry check up every six months to ensure the health of your feet. Regular routine neurological, vascular and gait analysis is extremely important for foot health. Some people with diabetes may qualify for a Medicare rebate if referred to us on a care plan from their GP.
Book an appointment with our Geelong podiatrists for your diabetic foot treatment or talk to our friendly staff at podiatry@belmont for more information.