Fastest-growing non-infectious disease
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder which effects the production of insulin in the body. There are three types of diabetes however type 2 is the most common. The symptoms of diabetes develop gradually and many people have diabetes long before they realise it.
Diabetes is the fastest-growing non-infectious disease in the world, with more than one million people in Australia now diagnosed.
Of these, around 85 per week will lose a toe, a foot or even a leg to diabetic foot disease. The podiatrists at Foot Health Clinic include specialists in high-risk foot care and amputation prevention.
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Diabetes and Foot Ulcers
Foot ulcers are sores on the feet that fail to heal on their own. If you have diabetes, you are at risk of developing a foot ulcer.
Diabetes and Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Disease is a circulation problem caused by a buildup of fatty deposits along the walls of your arteries. This leads to insufficient blood flow to the muscles of your legs and feet, resulting in severe muscle pain and increases your risk of heart attack and stroke
Diabetes and Peripheral Neuropathy
Diabetic Neuropathy refers to nerve damage caused by Diabetes. This condition develops slowly and worsens over time. There are often no symptoms, because the lack of protective sensation means many people are unable to adequately feel pain or discomfort in their feet.
Diabetes and Charcot Foot Syndrome
Resulting from Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Charcot Foot Syndrome is a very serious diabetic complication causing loss of sensation in your feet. You can walk on them when they are injured or even fractured without feeling any pain. Often you may not even be able to recall injuring to your foot.