Diabetes can drastically increase your risk for a number of serious foot-related health issues. Visit our Doreen or Reservoir clinics to discover a treatment plan that’s right for you.
Foot problems are a common complication associated with diabetes and your feet can be affected in in 2 particular ways.
Nerve damage in the feet
This can include loss of feeling or sensation in the feet and ankles, which can lead to minor cuts and abrasions worsening because people don’t even realise they have them.
Damage to the blood vessels that supply the feet
Bloody supply or circulation can also be affected, resulting in the person becoming more susceptible to common injury.
As a diabetic, the importance of daily foot care in conjunction with daily checks should never be underestimated, as minor issues can potentially become major issues if left untreated.
Your Diabetic foot care appointment will begin with a comprehensive assessment of your medical history and specifically what other problems do you have besides diabetes? We then look at the medications you’re taking and any potential side effects. Concluding this a hands on medical exam will take place, testing the following:
Following this your foot condition will be classified as either high or low risk. From this a preventative diabetes treatment plan will then be formulated based on your risk and our podiatrists will let you know how often you should return for regular diabetic foot care.
Preventative care is always advised in dealing with diabetes and foot pain – All people with diabetes should have their feet checked at least once a year by a podiatrist. This is important to detect problems early and to prevent ulcers and other complications such as gangrene. Book in to see one of our highly skilled podiatry experts if any of the following applies to you:
For more information on how Podiatry can help you, or to book an appointment at our Doreen and Reservoir locations, contact us on (03) 9442 2912
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Mon to Fri 8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 2:30pm
Phone 03 9442 2912
Fax 03 9442 3923
Muscle Joint Bone Podiatry Reservoir
663 Plenty Rd, Reservoir VIC 3073
Muscle Joint Bone Podiatry Doreen
Level 1, 107/95 Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen, VIC 3754