Diabetes is a rising concern in New Zealand, it has major effects on all parts of the body including the lower limb and feet.
Diabetes must be managed and monitored well in order to reduce the harmful effects it has on the lower limb and feet. Nerves and blood vessels can be damaged in some cases causing loss of sensation and poor circulation to the feet.
Podiatrists play an important role in the management of diabetes to ensure that any risks such as corns & callouses are treated to reduce the risk of further complications associated with diabetes such as ulcers, bone infection, gangrene and more.
We re always open to provide further information and education about diabetic foot management.