For those with diabetes, the long-term effects of an elevated blood sugar can lead to serious damage of your heart, eyes, kidney, nerves and feet. It is highly important to keep your blood sugar in a healthy range as recommended by your family doctor.
BioPed offers a free annual foot screening and foot risk assessment for all diabetics at all clinics across Canada, as we specialize in diabetic foot care.
Diabetes can affect your feet with things such as blood vessel disease that manifests in painful, cold or a change in colour in ones feet. In addition, nerve damage may also develop that manifests as burning, tingling or numbness in feet that lasts all night and day. Nerve damage is not reversible.
If you suffer from diabetes, seeking the certified pedorthists at BioPed in Barrie for footwear or custom orthotics can result in you being less likely to have a serious foot complication that could potentially lead to an ulcer, or something more severe like an amputation or even death.
The specialists at BioPed in Barrie, Ontario can help you keep your feet in good health by offering a footcare guide and providing professional diabetic foot care. For more information, please give us a call.