It’s especially important to look after your feet if you have diabetes.
Diabetes can reduce the blood supply to your feet and cause a loss of feeling known as perepheral neuropathy.
This can mean foot injuries don’t heal well and you may not notice if your foot is sore or injured.
“The risk of complications can be greatly reduced if you’re able to bring your blood sugar levels under control,” says foot specialist Mike O’Neill.
“Ensure that your blood pressure and cholesterol levels are also monitored and controlled with medication if needed.”
We can make sure that you:
. Have your toenails cut regularly.
. Get corns or hard skin treated
We can help if:
. you notice breaks in the skin of your foot, or discharge seeping from the wound
.the skin over part or all of the foot changes colour and becomes more red, blue, pale or dark
.you notice extra swelling in your feet where there was a blister or injury
.there is redness or swelling around an ulcer