Diabetes TPG


Foot care is really important for people who have Diabetes. Diabetes can affect the feet in two main ways; it can damage the nerves in the feet and people can complain of nubmness, burning and tingling. It can also imapact the feet by reducing the blood circulation which can lead to cuts and sores that do not heal. Routine foot care, combined with regular visits to our Podiatrists can prevent problems from developing or getting worse.    


Diabetic problems:


  • Sores that do not heal
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning sensation


 It is important to check your feet daily. This will help you get on top of things quickly if you see something out of the ordinary. This could be: redness, swelling, a cut, an infected toenail. If you see anything of this nature it is important to contact our Podiatry team immediately for an appointment.


Other skin conditions like calluses, corns and cracked skin should not be managed at home. These conditions should be treated by our Podiatrists. This will help you minimise the risk of injuring yourself and causing any cuts, infections, wounds etc. Diabetes is increasing issue in Australia,  our Podiatrists will ensure that you are regularly checked to help avoid any problems with your feet associated with Diabetes.


Our Podiatrists are trained to use a specialised ultrasound machine that will check the amount of blood reaching your feet. We also test your nerves to check your sensation and ability to feel.     We have a great team ready to support you and your feet.    


For more information on how to care for your feet please visit https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/foot-care

Our friendly team are here to help keep your  feet happy and healthy. Contact us for an appointment or make an appointment online.