Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetes can lead to a number of serious foot-related conditions. Some of the more common issues we encounter are: poor circulation (peripheral vascular disease), reduced feeling of the feet (peripheral neuropathy), increased risk of infection, decreased healing ability of the skin, wounds / ulcerations and in more serious cases, amputation.
Podiatrists play a vital role in assessing, preventing, treating and educating those patients with diabetes. It is important for people with diabetes to see a podiatrist for general foot care and education on the link between diabetes and foot health.
Some of the services commonly performed for Diabetic foot care at our clinic include:
Patients who have diabetes are eligible to receive an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC) from their General Practitioner. Please see FAQ page to find out more on Medicare’s EPC initiative