Amputation prevention

The London Diabetes Centre is the UK’s most trusted diabetes clinic, providing expert care to help manage their diabetes and live happy, healthy lives

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Worried about potential risk of amputation?

Over time diabetes can damage the nerves and affect the circulation. The feet can be particularly vulnerable to ulcers and infections, which are hard to heal and may lead to amputation. Excellent diabetes management and thorough foot care can prevent foot sores. The London Diabetes Centre offers cutting-edge diabetes treatment, specialist chiropody, early identification of nerve damage and the support you need to gain control over your condition.

Diabetes can cause nerve damage in the feet which increases the risk of foot sores. The London Diabetes Centre offers revolutionary screening tests to assess nerve damage, so that you know to take extra care.

When nerves are damaged by diabetes, they can either become less or more sensitive. Less sensitive nerves don’t send feelings of pain, heat, or cold to the brain as easily, and you could also feel a sense of heaviness or numbness. Nerves which are more sensitive may cause feelings of pain, heat, numbness, or tingling from the weight of clothing or bedding.

The symptoms may come and go, but many people do not notice if the sensation is gradually decreasing, which is when problems can arise. The London Diabetes Centre have introduced the first quantitative screening service in the UK for diabetic neuropathy. The comprehensive assessment includes quantitative vibrametry, warm and cold thermal thresholds to test specific nerve fibres and a cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy test.

Why choose The London Diabetes Centre?

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28 years’ experience

The London Diabetes Centre is the UK’s leading private specialist diabetes centre. The clinic offers unparalleled expertise in diagnosing, treating and managing all types of diabetes.

The London Diabetes Centre offers the latest diabetes treatments and technologies in a state-of-the-art clinic in central London. The expert multidisciplinary team are skilled in caring for the physical and psychological impacts of this complex condition. With a holistic approach they offer exceptional care and therapeutic excellence, as well as the education and long-term support needed to allow each individual to live well with diabetes.

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Access to the latest drugs and treatments

The London Diabetes Centre rapidly responds to research and offers new drugs and technology often unavailable in the NHS. Adults, parents and children with diabetes travel from across the globe for the experienced diabetologists, exceptional knowledge and access to leading-edge insulin pumps and sensors.

The London Diabetes Centre has a dedicated pharmacy service. It stocks a range of equipment and devices for diabetes care. Meters, strips, lancets, pumps, glucose sensors and the latest medicines and insulin formulations can be dispensed, even if they are difficult to source elsewhere.

One-stop care

The London Diabetes Centre provides every aspect of diabetes care, under one roof. From the eyes to the heart, kidneys and feet, the effects of diabetes can be far-reaching. The London Diabetes Centre provides screening services and treatments by world-leading experts. In addition to twelve renowned consultant diabetologists, the team also includes top vascular surgeons, cardiologists, nephrologists, ophthalmologists and specialist diabetes nurses, educators, dietitians and chiropodists to provide truly comprehensive diabetes care.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cutting your toenails seems like a simple enough task. But with diabetes it’s a serious business. A slip of the scissors could cause problems. Cut them regularly with nail clippers, but don’t go too short. Cut straight across, never curve or go down at the edges and gently smooth any rough edges with an emery board. Keep them clean with a nail brush, never use anything sharp to clean behind the nail. If in doubt, see one of The London Diabetes Centre’s expert chiropodists.

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