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Foot Assessment

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.

Screening :

Foot screening is important to enable appropriate management of foot care and/or foot problems for all people with diabetes.

When :

i.At diagnosis and
ii. Annually thereafter
iii. If the individual reports any significant change

How :

i. Through use of a validated diabetes foot screening tool
ii. Inspection
iii. Sensory testing
iv. Palpation of foot pulses
v. Foot deformity and callus
vi. History of foot ulceration

Patient & Attendant Responsibilities