Diabetes Foot Assessments play a key role in establishing the likelihood of a diabetic complication arising. If you have been diagnosed with Type I or Type II Diabetes, it is crucial that you have your feet assessed every 6-12 months.
A Diabetes Foot Assessment includes:
- Checking the overall health of your arterial blood supply (blood flow to the feet)
- Testing your neurological status (nerves)
- Recognising any venous inefficiencies (blood supply away from the feet, back up to the heart)
- Provide expert footwear advice
- Provide education on how to lower your blood glucose levels, care for your feet and improve your overall lifestyle
The results from your assessment will be recorded in a full medical report and sent to your GP, Diabetes Educator and any other specialist you request for them to be sent to.