Diabetes and related foot problems.
Anybody who has diabetes (of any type) may develop foot problems as a complication of the disease. Podiatrists and Chiropodists can assess and monitor your feet to help you to keep them healthy. If diabetes is not controlled properly it can lead to problems with circulation to the feet and legs. Diabetes can affect your ability to heal properly and to feel sensations such as pain, pressure, friction, and hot and cold temperatures. Therefore it is very important that people with diabetes understand how to look after their feet properly to help avoid problems and what to do should problems arise. The web link below will direct you to the section of the Diabetes UK website which relates to foot health and provides you with many resources that can help you to look after your feet.