Why do I need my feet assessed if I have diabetes?

By Paul on 15/12/2015

With diabetes, there can sometimes be other associated complications that occur, especially if your diabetic condition is not well controlled.

One of the most important areas where complications can occur is in the feet. We have all heard horror tales of people who have had foot problems with diabetes; removal of toes, feet and more .... not a pretty picture.

Why do I need my feet assessed if I have diabetes?

With diabetes, there can sometimes be other associated complications that occur, especially if your diabetic condition is not well controlled.

One of the most important areas where complications can occur is in the feet. We have all heard horror tales of people who have had foot problems with diabetes; removal of toes, feet and more .... not a pretty picture.

It is our aim at Total Care Podiatry to ensure that you have the very best foot health possible and if there are any areas which may lead to future concerns, that these are prevented wherever possible.

We do this through appropriate assessment, advice and treatment with the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment available.

There are two standard assessments: a comprehensive examination and an annual assessment. Further information about these assessments can be found in the diabetes category.

We are also happy to work with other health professionals, including your present podiatrist.

The goals of the Podiatric Diabetic Evaluation are:

  • To provide a clear picture of your foot health for you and your 'health team'

  • Offer key recommendations:

-   to prevent any areas of concern becoming worse
-   to address any problem areas

  • Assist you with various treatment options and a care plan, if required.

Call 5223 1531 to make an appointment.

WARNING: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional podiatric advice. Treatment will vary between individuals depending upon your diagnosis and presenting complaint. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a Podiatrist.