Have Diabetes and need help with your feet?

Diabetes is one of Australia’s most prevalent diseases. Podiatry is highly involved in the care of patients with diabetes due to the effects that high blood glucose can have on circulation and sensation in the legs and feet. Complications from diabetes can include poor circulation and the loss of feeling in the feet.

What do podiatrists do? We conduct diabetic foot assessments, this includes checking sensation, we use a range of instruments to check how the nerves to the feet are working. To check your circulation, we use a small doppler to listen to the arteries and do a few other checks. Nothing hurts.

Early interventions such as mapping high areas of pressure in the feet, identifying loss of sensation or changes in circulation can allow us to put into place an action plan to reduce the chances of foot complications.

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