Diabetes Specialist Podiatrists

Diabetes, particularly if poorly controlled, can damage the nerves in your feet and legs and can also affect the circulation. This can lead to problems with skin, nails, cuts & sores which do not heal very well. It is recommended that your legs and feet should be examined by a healthcare professional at least once a year. Daily inspection of your feet is also recommended. Contact your healthcare team/podiatry department immediately for medical advice if you notice any of the following danger signs:

  • Swelling
  • Changes in the colour of the skin
  • Sores or cuts that do not heal
  • Skin that feels hot to touch
  • Difficulty in moving the foot

Do not try to treat injuries, corns or other foot problems yourself. Seek professional help. Podiatrists and/or podiatry assistants are available at hospital diabetes clinics and at local GP practice clinics and health centres.

For further information, please contact:

 Diabetes Support Team
1st Floor
Sevenoaks Fold
Crescent Link
Londonderry
BT47 6AL
Tel: (028) 7131 4280

Podiatry Department, Altnagelvin Hospital
Tel: (028) 7134 5171

Diabetes Specialist Podiatrists: Aileen Gallagher, Patrick McGill & Rhonda Browne
Diabetes Podiatry Assistant: Lucia Dunne

  Diabetes Support Team Omagh / Enniskillen
Oakhill House Block B
Tyrone County Hospital
Omagh
Co. Tyrone
Tel: (028) 8283 3246

Community Podiatry Clinics
Tel: (028) 8283 5006

Diabetes Specialist Podiatrists: Lucia Jackman, Petra Bradley and Deirdre Boyd
Diabetes Podiatry Assistant: Shauna Boyle

Taking care of your feet leaflet is available to download from the Diabetes UK website

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