Diabetic Foot Care

Foot careDiabetes 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:
Diabetic Foot Assessment, Treatment & Management
Arterial Examination (Doppler, Ankle Brachial Index)
Neurological Assessment
Orthotic Management
General Foot Care
Footwear Assessment
Wound Management
Patient Education

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