When should I see a podiatrist about it?
If you experience any form of neuropathy or pain or discomfort, it is advisable to consult your Diabetic Clinic or Podiatrist, since it is possible in many cases to alleviate these symptoms.
If you see any of the following in your feet, you should also seek medical attention or consult your Podiatrist:
Walking becomes more difficult
Applying or wearing shoes becomes more difficult
Tingling sensation or pins and needles
Part or all of your foot becomes swollen
Breaks in the skin opens sores/blisters or a discharge
Skin colour changes (redder, bluer, paler, blacker) over part or all of the foot
Swelling in your feet and/or an unusual odour
Part or all of your foot feels much hotter or colder than usual
Hard skin (callus)
Cramp in your calves
Shiny smooth skin and/or losing hair on your feet and legs