Diabetes may affect your feet in several ways, include reducing blood circulation and sensitivity in your feet, development of foot deformities and muscle weakness. Our podiatrists are experienced in assessing the blood supply and nerve status of your feet and will recommend an appropriate treatment plan. If you have diabetes it is recommended that you should have a foot examination at least once a year, even if you do not have problems with your feet.
Diabetic Assessment includes:
- General health questionnaire
- Assess current status of the blood flow and nerve function
- Treat any problematic skin or nail conditions (corns and callouses) to prevent pressure areas and potential
- wounds from developing
- Muscle strength and joint range of motion
- Footwear assessment
Podiatrists are also trained in the management and assessment of foot ulcerations related to
- Loss of protective sensation
- Poor blood supply
After your consultation, our podiatrists will provide an assessment report for your GP and discuss any significant findings.