If you have diabetes, it’s very important to see a podiatrist regularly. Your feet are the furthest appendages from your heart and spinal cord, and if there’s a problem, our qualified podiatrists can tell if something’s wrong, then let you know what next steps you need to take.
✓ Visual and physical checks
✓ Doppler Ultrasounds available
✓ Report sent to GP
✓ Ongoing monitoring
Pedal pulses assessment
To assess how well the vascular system is doing, and can include more detailed ultrasound Doppler assessments on request.
Capillary refill check
To conduct important neurological pressure tests with a 10g monofilament.
Numerous visual checks
Is there callus? Any dry skin? Hair growth? What condition are the nails in?
Any pain, numbness, pins and needles? Any pain when walking?
MSK deformities check
Checking any MSK deformities, such as clawed toes and HAV.
As part of your diabetic foot care assessment, we’ll:
If you have diabetes, there are a number of useful things to consider on a day-to-day basis:
Wound healing is different for people with diabetes. The white blood cells lose their navigation capacity. Prevention is better than a cure, so follow the above steps to give yourself the best chance at living a comfortable, healthy life.
We don’t charge the gap payment if you have a TCA/EPC from your GP. If not, an assessment will cost:
New patient: $80
New patient on a pension: $70
Existing patient: $70
Existing patient on a pension: $64
Bupa patients: $71 (depending on the level of cover for rebates)