Unregulated blood sugar levels can lead to circulatory and peripheral nerve problems. Poor circulation and numb feet can cause ulcers. In the more severe cases, this can lead to an amputation if not appropriately managed.
At Bellbird podiatry we assess the circulation and nerve function in the foot and ankle to determine someone’s risk of current and future foot problems.
We have the latest in Doppler technology which is a portable ultrasound unit that allows real-time vascular wave form display, ankle-brachial index (ABI) and toe-brachial index (TBI) calculations. These calculations determine how well blood is flowing into your limbs and toes, which is vital for ulcer prevention and general wellbeing.
The Australian Podiatry Association and Diabetes Australia recommends that someone with diabetes have their feet checked by a podiatrist at least annually.