Diabetes mellitus ('diabetes') is a chronic disease.

This disease is very common in the Netherlands. Around 90% of diabetics have so-called 'adult-onset diabetes', also known as type 2 diabetes. Research shows that the number of diabetes patients will increase in the coming years.

Diabetic foot problems

Diabetes can affect the health of patients. Neuropathy (damage to the nerves) can develop. This neuropathy often causes very painful feet, but also a reduced feeling in the feet. Because the sensation decreases, the diabetic patient experiences less pain and a wound, for example, is not marked.

In addition, blood flow in the feet and legs can deteriorate as a result of cardiovascular disease. Due to the reduced blood flow, a wound on the feet will often heal poorly. This can cause an infection in the wound. In the worst case, this can lead to amputation of the toes or (part of) the foot.

Role of the podiatrist?
The podiatrist has the knowledge and experience to tailor a treatment plan. The purpose of this is to minimize the risk of wounds in diabetic patients. The podiatrist can arrange pedicure care and make podiatric soles to minimize the pressure on your feet. Shoe advice will also be given. The protection of your feet deserves all attention.

Reimbursement for diabetes?
People with diabetes with a care profile of 2 or higher are reimbursed for the consultations with the podiatrist directly from the basic insurance. The reimbursement for your pedicure treatment runs from care profile 2 via the podiatrist. Reimbursement for podiatric soles or orthoses is made from your additional insurance.

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