A diabetes risk assessment should be carried out at least once a year. Those patients already categorised as high risk will be monitored on a more regular basis.
The assessment will look at these factors:
Measurement of foot pulses
Foot temperature check
Monitoring foot sensation
Vibration perception test
Foot and leg skin colour
The results will be recorded and the patients risk status for foot problems determined. They will be reassessed and compared at appropriate intervals, relative to the patients risk level. If there is a significant change in any area, the podiatrist will refer the patient on for appropriate medical attention and or testing.
For more information contact us to make an appointment.
Diabetic Assessment and Management
For an appointment
Sole Focus Podiatry Toowoomba
Northpoint Shopping Centre
(07) 4529 7430