Treating Diabetes, or more importantly the effects of poorly controlled blood sugar on the lower limb is an increasingly frequent part of our daily practice.
Many of the dire consequences referred to in this article can be avoided or at least minimized with the timely intervention or early detection by a Podiatrist or Chiropodist.
Diabetes like most systemic decease processes are not constant and require ongoing monitoring the frequency of which is dependant upon several factors. The more important of these being vascular status, neurological condition, presence or history of wounds and functionality of the feet.
A deterioration any one of the above, or more frequently a combination of all of the above can lead to a rapid down ward spiral in the health of the lower limb and subsequent systemic health.