Whether you have Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes, you are at risk for foot problems. Getting your feet checked regularly is a must.
When your diabetologist/ podiatrist checks your feet…
1. Theblood circulation(bloodvessels),sensation (nerves) and pressure to the plantar region of the lower limbs will be checked.
2. You will be asked to remove your footwear.
3. Your feet will be examined for corns, calluses, nail pathology and changes in colour and shape or for any existing problem.
4. Your foot wear will be examined to see if they are appropriate and if they are causing any problems.
5. You will be given advice for your foot.
Inform your doctor
…if you noticed any swelling, warmth, discoloration,cuts, corns, blisters or broken skin
…if you had any previous wound
…if you have any pain or discomfort
…if you feel cramp- like pain while walking, burning, prickling, tingling sensations orhave any problems in managing diabetes.