We perform diabetic foot assessments, along with specialised Doppler Ultrasound analysis. In addition, we also recommend and implement tailored treatment options for people with diabetic foot conditions.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that means a person’s body does not produce enough insulin.
In addition, insulin is needed in order to convert glucose into energy. Therefore, this means that people with diabetes often need to keep a close eye on their health and diet.
Firstly, diabetes can also directly affect the feet in various ways if blood glucose levels aren’t properly maintained.
In addition, unstable glucose levels can lead to deterioration in nerve function and abnormal nerve impulses. In addition, It can also lead to a reduction in blood supply to the feet. In addition, this is due to increased stiffness and plaque development of the arteries and small vessels.
Lastly, being equipped with an effective diabetic foot management plan as well as appropriate footwear and tools can minimise the impact of conditions.
Firstly, The best way to avoid diabetes-related foot problems is to take care of your feet and keep a close eye on any changes. In addition, blood sugar should be kept under control. Lastly, a healthy diet plus regular exercise are also extremely important.
In addition, Regular visits to the podiatrist can greatly reduce the risk of foot complications. In addition,This is because any changes can be monitored and problems diagnosed and treated early. In addition, Cheltenham Podiatry can also give you advice on how to properly care for your feet.
In addition, at Cheltenham Podiatry, our foot specialists are able to carry out annual diabetic foot assessments. Cheltenham Podiatry can also perform a Doppler ultrasound for much deeper analysis when required.
After an assessment is carried out, our expert podiatrists can recommend strategies and also develop a foot management plan in order to reduce discomfort and provide tools to help with day to day functions. In addition, we stock a range of Dr Comfort shoes which are suitable for diabetics and we can also provide recommendations on other treatment options such as orthotics where appropriate.
Lastly, the results are then reported to your GP and diabetic specialist, thus helping you to manage your overall health and prevent diabetic foot issues in the future.
The specialist podiatrists at Cheltenham Podiatry are experts in diabetic foot assessments, management plans and treatment options.
In addition, talk to us today 03 9583 3093 or book an appointment using our form below.