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Diabetic Lower Limb Care

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects millions of people worldwide. One of the most significant challenges for people with diabetes is managing their foot health. The condition can lead to nerve damage, poor circulation, and foot ulcers, which can be difficult to heal and may require amputation in severe cases. This is where podiatrists come in - they play a critical role in helping diabetic patients maintain healthy feet and avoid complications.

 

Podiatrists are trained to identify and treat a range of foot and ankle conditions, including those that are common in diabetic patients. They can help prevent problems by performing routine foot exams, assessing circulation and nerve function, and providing education on proper foot care. They can also address issues such as calluses, corns, and nail problems that can lead to more serious complications if left untreated.

For diabetic patients with neuropathy or other nerve-related issues, podiatrists can provide specialised care to help prevent injuries and wounds. They can help with the fitting of appropriate footwear and offer advice on the types of shoes that are best for diabetic patients. They may also recommend custom orthotics or padding to reduce pressure on certain areas of the feet.

 

In addition to preventative care, podiatrists play a crucial role in managing foot ulcers and other complications that may arise. They can provide wound care, debridement (removal of dead tissue), and apply dressings or other treatments to promote healing. They can also refer patients to other specialists as needed, such as vascular surgeons or wound care centers.

 

Overall, podiatrists are essential team  players in your Diabetic care team.

 

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