Why is it so important to look after your feet when you have diabetes?
People with diabetes are at a greater risk of developing foot complications such as ulcers and infections, which can lead to amputations and even death. It sounds scary, but if you get a regular foot check by your podiatrist and get any necessary foot treatments (like removal of callus), your risk will be much lower.
At Step Up Podiatry, free diabetes foot checks and treatment are available for patients who are registered with certain medical practices in Pukekohe, Waiuku, and Mangere. Call us before you make your appointment to find out if you eligible for this service and if any paperwork is required (some practices require formal referral letters prior to your visit). We also understand that wounds and blisters can be a very large problem for patients with diabetes so wounds can often be seen directly in our private clinic if the injury is covered by ACC. If you are unsure please give us a call.
Our podiatrist will assess your feet and advise you on any treatment you may require, as well as give you some great tips on how to keep your feet happy and healthy!