Your Initial Diabetic Foot Assessment
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Quite often, as Podiatrists’ we find that people who have Diabetes find it hard to accept that the condition is doing damage to their body as they often do not feel unwell.
People who suffer from Type II Diabetes usually don’t feel the symptoms at all.
Without regular assessment, the long term effect of elevated blood glucose levels can lead to complications and significant deterioration and damage to your feet.
Our Diabetic Assessment is aimed at reducing the risk of complications and includes:
- Measurement of foot pulses
- Foot temperature check
- Monitoring foot sensation with a 5.07 Weinstein filament Vibration perception test Skin texture (dryness, maceration) Foot and leg skin colour (redness, bruising, blanching etc) Reflexes Pressure offloading
A management plan will be prescribed by our Podiatrist to help reduce your risk of foot complication and this will be complemented by a Medical Pedicure.
Treatment for Diabetic Wound Management
Occasionally a wound may be the result of Diabetes due to infection, poor circulation or an unforeseen complication.
At Medical Pedicure we have the right Podiatrists’ onboard to help manage this complication.
After the initial assessment a Diabetic Wound Management Plan will be formulated to ensure best possible care is achieved.
Prices for a Diabetic Wound Management Plan are varied due to the large number of scenario’s present in the population.