Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetic Foot Care

Foot problems are common for people living with diabetes. It is important to have regular foot screening for prevention and management of diabetes related foot disorders. After completing a foot exam, the foot specialist can inform you how often your feet need to be screened based on your risk level; between 6-8 weeks, every 6 months or just once a year. Regular visits with your Chiropodist can help prevent serious conditions like foot ulcers or amputations.

 

You should see a Chiropodist if you answer yes to any of the following:

 

  • Do your feet feel numb, painful, pins & needles, and/or tingling?

  • Does one foot look different than the other or is your foot changing shape?

  • Is the bottom of your foot dry, cracked or callused?

  • Do you have thick, long and discoloured nails?

  • Do you have trouble cutting your toenails?

  • Do you have any open sores, blisters or wounds?

  • Is the area in-between your toe spaces moist and macerated

 

What to expect on your appointment with the Chiropodist

  • A full medical history will be taken to better understand your health and its effect on your feet

  • Foot assessments involving clinical vascular, neurological, dermatological and/or musculoskeletal tests will be performed

  • Footwear assessment and tips will be provided

  • Primary concern for the visit will be taken care of

  • Information on prevention of diabetes related foot disorder will be given

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