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Diabetes & Feet


Diabetes & Feet


In the Gold Coast local government area, 19,400 people (3.4 per cent of the local population) have type 2 diabetes.

It is estimated as many as 10,000 Gold Coast residents have diabetes and do not know it, while 42,000 have prediabetes, a condition where blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.

People with diabetes are more prone to infection. They can also develop neuropathy (damaged nerves) or peripheral vascular disease (blocked arteries) of the legs and either can lead to foot ulceration. Infection and foot ulceration, alone or in combination, often lead to amputation. This happens to about 3000 people in Australia each year. Neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease can also cause distressing pain in the lower limbs.

To read more on how Diabetes affects your feet, visit or take a quick look at this fact sheet

If you need help with your feet, book an appointment with a Podiatrist at Southport Podiatry Clinic.
Call us on 07 5531 3877, book online or send us an e-mail.

Diabetes & Feet

To book your appointment at Southport Podiatry Clinic, call 07 5531 3877
or book your appointment online