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.