Diabetes Assessments

Diabetes can affect the whole body – including the feet. A diabetes assessment involves tests to assess the level of sensation (feeling) and circulation (blood flow) of the legs and feet and a check-up of your skin and nails, looking for deformities and movement of your joints.

Diabetes Assessments at Swan Podiatry

A diabetes assessment with a Podiatrist is an essential part of diabetes management and should be done every 6-12 months in most cases. Our experienced podiatrists will also offer information to help you manage any current issues and/or prevent long-term complications.

In terms of risks, your feet may be labelled high or low risk. If you have high-risk feet, which typically means that you have lost some feeling and circulation already, you will need more frequent examinations (up to every 3 months) to keep on top of any symptoms and ensure no permanent issues develop.

If you have low-risk feet, which means you have most feeling and circulation still, then you can continue being checked every 6 to 12 months unless they deteriorate and the risk increases.

We will work in conjunction with your other healthcare providers to offer well-rounded services. We’ll get an understanding of your full medical history and will stay in touch with your endocrinologist and other professionals when prescribing any treatments for any possibly-developing problems in your feet

Because diabetes is such a complex disease and because blood glucose levels can be thrown off by a variety of factors, it’s important that we work alongside other care professionals to track symptoms and ensure all your treatments are working well in conjunction with one another.

If you are concerned about the condition of your feet due to diabetes or another medical condition, please get in touch with us or book online.