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At Risk Foot

it is estimated that 65 foot amputations are caused by diabetes every week in Australia…’ DiabetesWA

People with diabetes are susceptible to developing serious foot conditions as diabetes may:

  • Reduce good flow to the feet compromising healing
  • Damage nerve endings within the feet causing loss of sensation and causing the inability to detect trauma.

People with diabetes should

  • see a podiatrist AT LEAST once a year for a neurovascular assessment
  • assess their feet daily for any signs of injury and symptoms of infection
  • seek advice/treatment from a podiatrist prior to managing their own foot problems themselves. (i.e. corns, calluses, ingrowing nails or fungal infections etc).