Diabetes can affect many parts of the body and Podiatrists look after your feet to reduce the chance of diabetic foot complications. Whether you are Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetic you must have a check up with a Podiatrist at least every 6 months.
Our Podiatrist at the Abington Foot Clinic Northampton will check your tissue viability, vascular status and undertake neurological tests to determine if you are "At Risk" and initiate further investigations if necessary. You will also receive a nail cutting service and any other treatments that may be required.
There are an estimated 4.5 million people with diabetes in UK alone. An estimated 10% or around 450,000 of diabetes patients develop a foot ulcer at some point in their lives. More than 7000 diabetes related amputations are reported in the UK per year. These figures suggest that potentially 200,000 diabetes patients with foot ulcers may not be alive in 5 years and more than 5500 patients with diabetes related amputations every year have less than 5 years to live.
“With a 5 year mortality rate of more than 50% in diabetes patients with foot ulcers and 80% in patients who have a diabetes related amputation, diabetes foot ulcer 5 year mortality rates are similar or even worse than many types of common cancers (Armstrong DG, Wrobel J, Robbins JM. Int Wound J. 2007 Dec; 4(4): 286-7), (Diabetes Foot NICE NG19 Guidance).”
I am the Podiatrist at The Foot Clinic Northampton. I graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor Of Science Degree with Honours (BScHons) from Leicester University. I have worked in the NHS, Harrods and in Private Practice.
I am registered with The Health & Care Professions Council, a member of The College of Podiatry and a member of The Royal Society of Medicine.
I also received a Fellowship from the Academy of Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Surgeons USA.
I specialise in minor Surgery and Laser Therapy for verrucas, warts and fungal Nails together with muskuloskeletal problems that affect the feet and lower limbs.
Mr D. Fox BSc(Hons), DPodM, MCPod, FAAFAS(USA), RSM