Diabetes and summer
Previously discussed in these blogs was the effect of diabetes on the sensitivity of nerves. Over time, the nerves may have reduced sensitivity causing numbness and a loss of protective sensation.
When this happens, there are certain things to consider to ensure your safety in summer. During the mid-summer heat, concrete becomes particularly warm and may cause burns to occur on the bottom of the feet. If you have reduced sensation, you may not feel any burning of the skin.
To be safe:
- Wear enclosed shoes when outside at all times
- Check feet regularly for any changes or cuts
- Avoid risk factors such as standing on/near hot surfaces
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, please call us today for an appointment on 5223 1531