Diabetes is a metabolic and systemic condition, that has debilitating effects on your feet if not detected early. A diabetic foot assessment is therefore crucial for patients who have diabetes. Our podiatrists are able perform regular neurovascular assessments, ensuring adequate blood circulation and sensation in your feet, aiming to prevent any serious foot health problems occurring such as foot ulcerations or possible amputations.
During a diabetes assessment, your podiatrist will:
Ask you some questions about symptoms associated with diabetes foot complications, as well as your lifestyle habits
Assess your legs and feet for any signs of complications such as peripheral vascular disease or loss of protective sensation
Examine the adequacy of your blood flow and sensation
Assess for any potential risk of diabetic foot ulcer such as an ingrown big toenail, fungal infection, callus / corn etc.
After completing a comprehensive diabetes foot assessment, your podiatrist will provide you with information about your diabetes foot complication risk status, and ways to lower / maintain your risk status. Your podiatrist will also inform your preferred doctor in regards of the results of your foot assessment and management plan.