For our November meeting Preena Patel and Emily Payne from the Gloucestershire Podiatry Service gave us a very interesting and informative talk on how important it is for people with diabetes to look after their feet. Their talk included which checks should be carried out at regular medical reviews, which checks can be done at home and also explained the need to wear good fitting shoes.They went on to educate us, with the aid of some not so pleasant photos, the complications that can develop when foot care is neglected. Luckily they ended by telling us how to avoid these issues and reminded us that every person with diabetes is entitled to a free assessment review from the Podiatry Service.
If you would like to find out more about foot care, there is lots of information on the Diabetes UK website.
For information regarding an assessment, the Podiatry Service can be reached by email at email@example.com
The Gloucester Podiatry Service can also be reached by phone on any of the following numbers:
0300 422 8132
0300 422 8542
0300 422 8534
Finally the answers to last month’s photo quiz, they are the War Memorial at Stanway and the crane jib on the old black steam crane in Gloucester Docks.