People with diabetes are at much greater risk of encountering foot problems due to the potential manifestation of neurological and vascular deficits, relating to high sugar content in the blood stream. A combination of poor blood circulation and lack of protective sensation in the feet makes the skin vulnerable to break down and prone to delayed healing. The end result is a foot at risk of ulcerating with the possibility of further infection (including gangrene/ amputation).

It is paramount that feet “at risk” are assessed by a podiatrist. Up and Running Podiatry will conduct a comprehensive diabetic foot assessment at least once a year, measuring pulse rate/ blood volume via doppler ultrasound and identifying early changes in nerve competencies.