Better foot care could pay for more NHS specialists
- 4 March 2017
New analysis shows providing better and quicker foot care could save NHS money and be ploughed into paying for more foot doctors or podiatrists.
If you’ve got diabetes, you have a much greater risk of developing foot problems. That’s because of the damage raised blood sugars can cause to sensation and circulation.
Tottenham and England defender Gary Mabbutt MBE has Type 1 diabetes. He said: “Taking good care of my feet wasn’t just about keeping fit as a footballer but because my diabetes can severely affect them.
"Being able to see a foot specialist and getting the right treatment at the right time is vital for all of us who live with diabetes.”