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Diabetic Footcare

Our approach to your treatment

On your first appointment, we undertake a complete assessment of your feet and lower leg areas; including a diabetic foot check which involves:


  • Finding out whether or not you have any foot problems at present, or in the recent past;
  • Examining your feet and possibly your footwear to see whether you may be at risk of rubbing or pressure;
  • Checking your skin for changes in colour and checking for the presence of ulcers, sores, areas of hard skin or any signs of inflammation or infection;
  • Testing the feeling in your feet to see how well the nerves are working;
  • Taking the pulse in each of your feet to check the blood flow;
  • Working out your risk (low, moderate or high) of developing a diabetic foot problem.

If the foot check shows that you don’t have any foot problems, you will still need to have a foot check every year.

The Podiatrist will talk with you about the risk of your developing foot problems in the future and explain how to look after your feet.

Additionally, we will talk with you about any appropriate treatment, including self-care, maintenance and when you should be seen again.

The appointment will also include a normal routine treatment of checking and cutting nails as necessary, finishing with a moisturising cream.

If there is a need for further treatment and depending on the condition of your feet then that would necessitate a further appointment.


Looking after your feet correctly is an important way to help prevent many common foot problems from developing in the first place.

  • Check your feet daily in the mirror or ask a partner to look.
  • Look for any cuts/lesions or unusual skin conditions – if you are unsure seek medical advice.
  • Check your shoes before wearing for any sharp or foreign objects like stones to prevent the damage to your skin.
  • Help prevent irritation and infection by making sure you thoroughly wash and dry your feet.
  • Help prevent in-growing toenails by trimming your nails straight across; never at an angle or down the edges.
  • Wear shoes that are appropriate for what you are doing. Limit the wearing of high heeled or pointed shoes. Avoid wearing flip flops daily, as they can cause rubbing.
  • Wear shoes with fastenings ie: Velcro or laces. Shoes that provide you with the right amount of support to help prevent arch and heel pain.
  • Help to stop the spread of verrucae and athlete’s foot by wearing flip flops in public showers and swimming pool areas.
  • Use foot cream/emollient on your feet daily to keep your feet hydrated (avoiding the space in between your toes, unless using a specific cream for it).