DIABETIC FOOT ASSESSMENT

[dahy-uh-bet-ik] 

adjective

1. of or relating to diabetes or persons having diabetes.

2. having or resulting from diabetes.

noun

3. a person who has diabetes.

 

Diabetes can lead to decreased sensation (peripheral neuropathy) and reduced blood supply (poor circulation). The poorer the diabetes control , the more likely there will be complications due to diabetes.

 

A six monthly foot assessment by one of our podiatrists will help to detect any changes early — before they become a problem.

 

Our diabetes assessment involves checking your foot pulses and examining sensation by testing reflexes, vibration and pressure sensitivity.  Your podiatrist will also look for general foot conditions that may lead to future problems. We will work with you to show you how to monitor your own feet, in between consultations.

 

We will work closely with your GP, diabetes educator, dietitian and other relevant diabetes specialist to ensure we care for your feet and keep them health and in good state.

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