Caring for Your Feet: A Guide to Diabetic Foot Care


Living with diabetes can present unique challenges, especially when it comes to foot health. Diabetics are more prone to developing foot problems, which, if left untreated, can lead to serious consequences such as amputations. At Body Consultancy, we understand the importance of proactive foot care for diabetics. In this article, we will explore the vital steps you can take to maintain healthy feet, prevent complications, and ensure a better quality of life.

Regular Check-ups by Professionals:

Diabetes can affect blood supply to the feet, impairing their ability to heal. Additionally, fluctuations in blood sugar levels may disrupt nerve function. Regular check-ups can help monitor these factors and prevent complications.

One of the foremost recommendations for diabetic foot care is to schedule a comprehensive foot examination by a healthcare professional, such as a Podiatrist, Foot Health Practitioner, Nurse, or GP, at least once per year. These experts are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to identify and address any potential issues early on. 

The Importance of Proper Nail Care:

Diabetics need to pay special attention to their nail care routine to avoid ingrown nails and potential infections. It is crucial to cut your nails correctly, ensuring a straight edge and avoiding sharp corners that can dig into the surrounding skin. At Body Consultancy, we provide a professional nail cutting service, relieving you from the worry of performing this task yourself.

Effective Treatments for Foot Health:

We offer various treatments to address specific foot health concerns commonly faced by diabetics. These include:

  1. Reduction of thick nails: Thickened nails can lead to discomfort and even ulceration if not properly managed. Our experts can assist in reducing the thickness of your nails, promoting overall foot health.
  2. Callus and corn removal: Calluses and corns can cause pain and discomfort, hindering your mobility. Our team can skillfully eliminate these issues, ensuring that your feet remain healthy and comfortable.
  3. Pulses check: Regular assessment of blood supply through pulses checks helps identify any potential circulation problems. This crucial test enables us to intervene early and prevent complications.
  4. Sensation check: Diabetes can affect nerve function, leading to reduced sensation in the feet. Our professionals will test your nerves to evaluate any signs of neuropathy, allowing for early management and preventive measures.

Expert Advice on Footwear and Foot Care:

Selecting the right footwear plays a vital role in maintaining foot health. At Body Consultancy, our knowledgeable team can guide you in making informed decisions regarding footwear that provides proper support and comfort. Additionally, we offer comprehensive foot care advice to ensure you understand the best practices for daily foot care routines, including techniques for proper foot cleansing and applying foot cream to keep your skin healthy.

Why Choose Body Consultancy for Diabetic Foot Care?

At Body Consultancy, we are committed to providing the highest standard of care for individuals with diabetes. We understand the unique challenges and risks that diabetics face when it comes to foot health.  Our team of experienced healthcare professionals, comprising qualified Podiatrists and Foot Health Practitioners, possess specialized knowledge and training in diabetic foot care. With our expertise, we can identify and address potential issues before they escalate, ensuring that you receive the best possible care for your feet.

Jennifer, Body Consultancy’s Foot Health Practitioner says “There is no better feeling than someone walking through the door in pain and leaving pain free after their first treatment”.


Diabetic foot care requires proactive steps to prevent complications and promote overall well-being. By seeking regular check-ups, practicing proper nail care, availing of effective treatments, and following expert advice on footwear and foot care, you can reduce the risk of serious foot problems. At Body Consultancy, we are dedicated to providing compassionate care and empowering our clients to live fuller lives. Reach out to us today to learn how our services can help you regain your freedom and prioritise your foot health.

We’re here to support you every step of the way.