Diabetes is a condition where there is too much glucose in the blood, because the body cannot use it properly. This is because the pancreas does not produce any insulin, or not enough, or the insulin it does produce is unable to work properly. Insulin is vital as it aids glucose to enter the body’s cells, so with diabetes the body is unable to use glucose as fuel and instead glucose builds up in the blood. Patients are diagnosed mainly as type 1 or type 2.
There are many associated problems with for patients who are diabetic. Foot care is essential for people with diabetes, and I am qualified to do this for you on a regular basis to spot any potential problems.
People with diabetes are at high risk for major foot complications, which are often unseen and hundreds of hospital admissions are due to the complications of uncontrolled diabetes.