Foot Assessment :
People with diabetes may be at risk of developing foot problems. Therefore it is beneficial to be screened, at least annually, to detect the presence of neuropathy, ischaemia and/or foot deformity. Annual review allows for the identification of, and monitoring of, any changes in an individual's foot risk -status.
Foot screening is important to enable appropriate management of foot care and/or foot problems for all people with diabetes.
i.At diagnosis and
ii. Annually thereafter
iii. If the individual reports any significant change
i. Through use of a validated diabetes foot screening tool
iii. Sensory testing
iv. Palpation of foot pulses
v. Foot deformity and callus
vi. History of foot ulceration