Australia has one of the highest recorded prevalence of diabetes for a developed nation. Foot care for people with diabetes is important because diabetes affects the feet in two ways. Diabetes can reduce blood circulation and also damage the nerves to the feet.
CFPM has a diabetic foot health strategy which is based upon scientifically proven methods promoted by the Australian Podiatry Council and Diabetes Australia. It is recommended that people with diabetes (especially insulin dependent diabetics) organise a regular appointment with one of our Podiatrists to care for a comprehensive assessment of your needs and to outline a management plan.
Our Podiatry team has created a three step program to manage diabetic foot health.
Remember feet are for life…
Make a time with one of our podiatry team to implement a pragmatic and effective strategy.
Recommendation: A few simple steps can help prevent foot problems. A checklist of simple strategies to care for feet include:
Regular Podiatry appointments have been proven to improve quality of life and prevent diabetic foot related complications.