Diabetic Foot Complications

Diabetic Foot Complications

Patients with diabetes are more prone to developing foot complications. This is due to a number of factors including a lack of blood supply, poor glucose control as well as a lack of sensation in the feet (neuropathy).

Regular foot care is essential to prevent complications such as an ulcer from developing in diabetic patients.

Diabetic Foot Complications


This aims to reduce complications from developing and include:

  • Keep blood sugars tightly controlled
  • Regular foot care including a daily skin check for breaks in the skin
  • Keep skin well moisturised
  • Wearing shoes that fit properly in order to avoid rubbing inside the shoe that could lead to an injury

In patients who have developed diabetic foot complications with poor blood flow to their feet, prompt treatment from a vascular surgeon can improve the circulation in your feet to allow healing of an ulcer and prevent limb loss.