Diabetes, if poorly controlled, can be a silent deadly disease to your feet. Usually complications that arise in your feet such as loss of feeling (neuropathy), and ulcers, are the first signs that the disease is also damaging your heart, kidneys and eyes.
High sugars means that it damages blood vessels, nerves and prevents your immune system from working efficiently. Patients with diabetes, and poor control, are more likely to develop more significant infections as a result of these changes.
It is essential to take care of your glucose control right from the beginning of being diagnosed and not after the complications arise.
Mr. Cichero specialises in diabetic foot complications and surgery. He can provide an assessment of your feet, their risk to developing complications and strategies to help prevent complications such as ulcers and amputations.