Foot Care For Patients With Diabetes
Having diabetes means you’re at much greater risk of developing foot problems. This is because raised blood glucose, also known as blood sugar, can damage the sensation in your feet. It can also affect your circulation, which can lead to you getting less blood supply to your feet. Without a good blood supply you may have problems with cuts and sores healing. You may also get cramps and pain in your legs or feet.
If you don’t get these problems treated, they could lead to foot ulcers, infections and, at worst, amputations. Most foot problems can be prevented with good, regular foot care. More information on how to look after your feet is available here: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/complications/feet
Information about Diabetes Podiatry services provided by Bedfordshire hospital please click https://www.bedfordshirehospitals.nhs.uk/gp-services/diabetes-podiatry and Community Podiatry. Services available for patients registered with GP surgeries in Bedfordshire, please click https://www.elft.nhs.uk/service/411/Bedfordshire-Podiatry-Service