Diabetic Foot Screening

Diabetes can affect your feet in a number of ways, if poorly controlled, diabetes can lead to damage of your nerves (neuropathy) and blood vessels. Our podiatrists are trained to conduct diabetic foot screening as required by the “National Diabetes Programme Model of Care for the Diabetic Foot (HSE, 2011)” As part of our diabetic foot screening our chiropodists / podiatrists can check your blood supply – Foot pulses, skin & nail condition, hair growth and Doppler assessment (Vascular Assessment).  Checks for loss of feeling /sensation – Neuropathy – Reflex testing, monofillament testing (Pressure), vibration thresholds and hot / cold tests(Neurological Assessment). We also can evaluate the biomechanics of your foot posture thereby detecting early signs of abnormal pressure areas. Remember, early detection, regular diabetic foot screening and treatment can prevent later complications. Some simple lifestyle modifications can make all...

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