A Step In The Right Direction
In 2012 the State of the Nation audit reported that there are currently 2.9 million people in the United Kingdom diagnosed with diabetes and it is expected that this number will rise to 5 million by 2025. In 2011 the NHS spent approximately £1 million per hour on treating diabetes and it's associated conditions and 80% of this goes into managing potentially preventative complications.
One of the associated problems of diabetes is acute foot conditions which can lead to infection and amputation. In the UK one in twenty people with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer and one in ten of these will develop into an amputation of part of the foot or lower limb.
Changes to our diet, exercise, lifestyle and reduction in weight gain and waist circumference can reduce the risks of developing type 2 diabetes and can even reverse the early stages of glucose intolerance. Good foot care and regular foot checks with qualified Chiropodists/ Podiatrists registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) can reduce the risks of developing acute foot conditions.
Clinic hours are
Monday (1 in 3) 4.30pm - 9pm
Tuesday 8.30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 5pm
Thursday 8.30am - 5pm
Modern clinic facilities
Off road parking
Full disabled Access
Karen can be contacted directly without GP referral.
Jamie will be working in our family run clinic and will be available for booked appointments on alternative Friday’s and Saturday afternoons.
"I have known Karen Bedwell for many years, both personally and professionally.
As a chiropodist/podiatrist she is professional and extremely knowledgeable and makes a point of keeping up to date in her field. Her expertise, particularly in terms of diabetes, makes her an
excellent source of information.
Together with her cheerful manner this all makes for a very safe pair of hands and I have no hesitation in recommending my clients to her for any foot related health issues.
She has looked after my feet including correcting a slight in turn which was causing an issue for me.
All done easily and quickly. With her clinic in Ridgewood, Uckfield it is easy to find and parking is no
61 Mallard Drive
01825 765818 - 07951 316484