Foot Care for Patients Living with Diabetes
If you have diabetes and are suffering with foot problems such as foot ulcers (open wounds), infections or pain please speak to your GP to arrange a referral to Podiatry or call the Podiatry service directly on 01908 724766 to discuss your needs.
Foot care is one of the most overlooked but important aspects of diabetes management. A foot check forms part of your annual review with your diabetes nurse. People with diabetes are more likely to have serious foot problems which, if left untreated, can lead to serious complications such as ulceration, infection and ultimately amputation.
If you have a foot ulcer and are feeling unwell and are experiencing any of the following symptoms such as; a fever, light headedness, feeling breathless or vomiting, please seek urgent medical advice from the emergency department at your local hospital.
In Milton Keynes, services are available for early identification of foot problems. Your GP can refer you to the Milton Keynes Podiatry Service who work in conjunction with our specialist Multi-Disciplinary Foot Care Service. The Milton Keynes Podiatry Service provides assessment, treatment and advice for people with painful and complicated skin, nail or mechanical foot problems including for people with diabetes. Alternatively, there is a self-referral option available. Further information about the service is available at; https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/services/community-services/milton-keynes-podiatry-service