Foot care

Diabetic foot ulcers are common in people with diabetes. The most common causes of diabetic foot ulcers are nerve damage, poor blood supply, poor footwear, foot deformities and injury.

Seeing a podiatrist at least once a year is recommended. A podiatrist will examine your feet for blood flow, temperature, sensation and general condition. You will also be educated on good foot care. This will include the teaching of self-foot examination, proper nail cutting technique and the importance of foot moisturisation. Footwear choices as well as the appropriate type of shoes and socks for your feet and how to wear in new shoes will be discussed,as well as do’s and don’ts.