Amputation prevention

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 Dr.JP Kotla Medical 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 Dr.JP Kotla Medical 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 Dr.JP Kotla Medical Centre have introduced the first quantitative screening service in the Hyderabad 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.