Tooronga Podiatry

National Diabetes Week 2022

National Diabetes Week 2022

Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia with roughly 280 Australians being diagnosed with diabetes every day, this is equivalent to 1 person every 5 mins! Long standing diabetes can lead to various health complications, however, most are preventable.

Common diabetes complications include:

  • Blindness
  • Heart disease
  • Amputation
  • Kidney disease

If you have diabetes, it is very important to understand the condition and recognise how to properly manage it to avoid potential complications, therefore accessing the services available to you is key to maintaining good health.

Accessible services include:

  • GP
  • Podiatry
  • Dietetics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Optometry
  • Dentistry
  • Endocrinology

Over time diabetes can reduce blood flow to your feet and cause damage to the nerves, this increases the likelihood of developing a wound and increases your risk of infection. Often damage to your feet can go unnoticed so itโ€™s important that you have regular check-ups to monitor your foot health.

If youโ€™d like to know more about diabetes or find out if youโ€™re at risk of developing it, visit www.DiabetesAustralia.com.au and complete the online risk assessment questionnaire. If you have diabetes, we highly recommend that you book an annual diabetes foot assessment here at Tooronga Podiatry so we can help manage your feet and prevent any future complications. Check out our Instagram for tips on diabetes foot management!

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