A podiatrist will know and understand the impact that diabetes can have on the foot and is trained to identify any problems.
It is strongly recommended that diabetic patients see a podiatrist regularly. A podiatrist will know and understand the impact that diabetes can have on the foot and is trained to identify any problems that may require further medical attention.
It is really important that any patient (not only those with diabetes) stays on their feet and remains active. Keeping your feet healthy and pain free is one of the most important steps you can carry out to achieve this.
The care provided by your podiatrist will include:
- Advice on how to maintain good foot hygiene.
- Nail cutting and filing
- Emollient advice
- Remove any callus (hard skin) or corns.
- Performing a thorough foot check to ensure you have no splinters, cuts or any areas of concern.
- Footwear and self care advice strategies.