Diabetes From The Feet Upwards

It is estimated that over half a million people with Type II diabetes have yet to be diagnosed; in part because no-one is actively seeking them out. During my time as a domiciliary chiropodist the number of elderly, undiagnosed, diabetics I treated grew year on year. It soon became apparent, to myself and my colleagues, that the over 65s were suffering from this obesity related condition long before it was recognised as a serious public health issue.