Diabetic Foot Service: for patients at high risk with active ulcerations in order to prevent amputations and reduce hospital admissions.  

Diabetes can cause foot problems because glucose can damage the nerves and blood vessels that supply the foot. These changes can be very gradual and you may not notice them. This is why your feet are screened every year at your GP practice. Controlling your diabetes, cholesterol level and blood pressure, and having your foot screened every year by a suitably-trained professional, will help to reduce the risk of developing problems with your feet.

At your first appointment the podiatrist will assess your foot health and assess how at risk your feet are for ulceration, infection and amputation.  If your feet are assessed as at high risk you will need to take extra care and may need regular treatment by a podiatrist or podiatry assistant. If your feet are at low or moderate risk you may need a short course of treatment.

Our team of Advanced Specialist Podiatrists specialize in the care of the high risk diabetic foot with a view to managing ulcerations and preventing hospital admission. They work across the locality and have specialist clinics in Peterborough and Huntingdon as well as work alongside colleagues at the Diabetic Foot Clinic Team at Addenbrookes.

Where
Healthy Living Centre, Peterborough
Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Contact
03307 260077

The page was last updated on 26 July 2019 by Mark.Cole.

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