At ADEA Diabetes Centre, we do all the tests related to Foot Care with special focus on preventive aspect rather than complications.
DIABETIC FOOT CARE
The department of diabetic foot care deals with the study, correct diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the ankle, foot and lower extremity in patients having a diabetic problem. The team specializes in preventing the need for the surgical procedure by its expert management skills and taking complete care of diabetic foot ulcers which are in the form of an open laceration that occur on the bottom part of the foot in diabetic patients. Such patients have poor blood circulation which affects their foot's blood supply. The circulation issues can be caused by the clogged arteries hence, allowing less blood to pass through. Some of the common causes of this condition include high amount of blood fat, smoking and increased blood glucose levels. The team is highly experienced in managing such conditions and is expert in handling how to control the blood fat in the body, maintaining the blood glucose levels, and thereby not requiring surgery. The team ensures to render quality services, compassionate care and expert counselling sessions to all its patients and is focused on providing quality life to the patients.
Signs & Symptoms of Diabetic Foot Problems:
It is important to recognise early warning signs of Diabetic Foot Problems. Some of these signs are:
1. Changes to the colour or shape of your feet
2. Thickening and yellowing of the toenails.
3. Tenderness on or around the big toe
3. Burning, numbness, tingling or painful feet
4. Loss of sensation to heat, cold, or touch
5. Loss of hair on the toes, feet, and lower legs
6. Red spots,blisters, sores, ulcers, infected corns and callus around the big toe.
This is a very advanced test measure the pressure of the feet. A diabetic patient who has increased plantar pressure (foot pressure) is at a very high risk of having foot ulcers. This test can assess the foot pressure and accordingly modify or customize footwear for the patient to reduce the pressure.
Long-standing diabetes can cause nerve damage that leads to numbness in the feet. This can make it hard to feel sensation in their extremities for people with diabetes. This is called neuropathy. Due to neuropathy or nerve damage, a patient is not able to feel any pain in the feet. This lack of sensation can lead to an increased risk of cuts, sores, and blisters pricking of nail, burns and blister formation while walking barefoot in temples or other religious places. To determine the degree of neuropathy of the feet we do some simple tests.
a) Monofilament Test
b) Vibration Perception Test
All these tests are actually done in ADEA Diabetes Centre with special focus on preventive aspect rather than complications.