There are two types of diabetes (type 1 and type 2). Type 1 is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks the beta cells in the pancreas, inhibiting the production of insulin. Individuals are therefore generally required to administer daily insulin injections. Type 2 diabetes occurs if the body becomes resistant to insulin or is unable to produce enough insulin to reduce blood sugar levels. Both types are linked to micro and macro-vascular complications. Micro vascular complications include retinopathy, nephropathy and neuropathy.
Blake has been fully trained to carry out diabetic assessments using specific equipment to monitor the condition and its progression. It is paramount that individuals with diabetes have these assessments on a regular basis as they can indicate the rate at which their diabetic state is progressing. Blake is also qualified to advise on how to manage the condition more generally, which should limit deterioration of the feet and reduce the likelihood of ulceration or amputation.