Foot Related Conditions


Diabetes Mellitus is a metabolic disorder with relative or absolute lack of insulin. Insulin is essential for the body to convert sugar to energy. There are three types of diabetes:

  • Type 1 Diabetes: the pancreas produces very little or no insulin.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: the pancreas produces insufficient insulin, or the body does not effectively utilize the insulin produced. This type is more common.
  • Gestational diabetes: this is a rare temporary condition that occurs during pregnancy.


Any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive discharge of urine and persistent thirst, especially one of the two types of diabetes mellitus.

How does it affect my feet?

People with diabetes need to pay proper attention to their feet as problems may occur due to either circulation or nerve changes. Here are some foot complications that people with diabetes may encounter:

  • Callus
  • Corns
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Ulcers & Wounds
What does a Chiropodist do?

Any of the above conditions, if left untreated, may result in serious complications requiring more aggressive therapies and hospitalization. Get proper, professional, Diabetic Footcare from a chiropodist to prevent such problems so you can put your best foot forward.

Additional Resources:

Many people with diabetes experience problems with their feet. You can prevent severe issues by understanding the risk factors and following the basic guidelines suggested by your diabetes health care team. We’re on your side. Talk to us today!

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