Diabetes can damage the nerves throughout your body leading to a condition called diabetic neuropathy. Left untreated, diabetic neuropathy can be painful, and can also pave the way to some serious health complications.
Diabetes Canada recommends that people with diabetes have their feet checked by a specialized healthcare professional at least once a year.
It is often said that of the complications of living with diabetes neuropathy is the hardest to live with.
Your diabetes healthcare team is essential to the management of your overall health, but there are some specialists involved specifically in your foot care that you should know about.
Around 40% to 50% of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes develop neuropathy within 10 years of diagnosis.