Diabetic Foot Assessment is a crucial examination that helps identify any potential foot issues in people with diabetes.
Podiatrists play a key role in the early detection and treatment of foot problems in people with diabetes.
Neuropathy (nerve damage), arthropathy (joint damage), vasculopathy (blood vessel damage), and other complications can be avoided or delayed with annual comprehensive foot exams and treatment if needed.
Annual exams include an evaluation of pulses, sensation, foot structure and function, and nails.
The assessment includes a thorough evaluation of the foot's blood flow, sensation, and structure to prevent any early signs of foot problems from developing into more severe conditions.
Regular assessments by a podiatrist or a healthcare professional specializing in foot care are essential in preventing foot complications and ensuring optimal foot health for people with diabetes.
If you are diabetic, talk to your GP and you might be eligible for a care plan to see a podiatrist.