Diabetes can cause several complications, some of which manifest in the feet. A reduction in peripheral blood and nerve supply can greatly increase a sufferer’s risk of serious and debilitating foot problems.
A diabetic assessment involves a thorough investigation of risk factors such as blood flow, sensation, foot structure, skin and nail problems and footwear. Your podiatrist will then determine your risk status in accordance with NHMRC guidelines. This will determine future management and provide education and treatments to reduce your risk.