Podology for people with diabetes: an essential tool

Diabetes can lead to serious foot complications, especially with regard to lesions. These patients should have regular monitoring by a foot care specialist.

Many complications can result if diabetes is poorly controlled, especially in the feet. Neurological complications can lead to a loss of sensitivity. In addition, they are less likely to heal well due to poor circulation. These healing disorders can develop into diabetic foot ulcers.

Regular follow-up by a podologist is therefore of great importance for these patients; it helps to limit the occurrence of these complications. People with diabetes who do not have any particular risks should have their feet checked by a podologist once a year. Those for whom the risk of complications is high should be examined 4 to 6 times a year.

Depending on the results of the examination, the podologist can provide the necessary foot care in case of diseases affecting the skin layers of your toes, feet, or nails.