Note: We recommend if you have a foot ulcer you contact Southcare in Miranda on 9540 7540
Foot health for diabetics is extremely important. It is recommended that diabetics visit a podiatrist at least once a year for a check up. Blood sugar levels over time can cause nerve damage and circulation problems. These problems can cause or contribute to foot problems. Left unnoticed or untreated, sores, ingrown toe nails and other complications can lead to infections.
Prevention is key here at Southern Sports Podiatry
We don’t just check pulses, we use photoplethysmography (PPG) to measure blood pressure in your toes. The gold standard in vascular assessment of diabetics. This gives is a real value, that can be measured year after year to pick up any changes that may be occurring.
We also use Neurothesiometry which also gives us a measurable value in volts. This tests the level of sensation and helps monitor any loss of sensation over time.
We send a report to your GP within a week of performing our diabetic foot assessment.
Any significant change and your GP is notified immediately.
We also assess the dermatological condition of your feet and provide care where needed.
Footwear is thoroughly assessed.
Education is also a crucial and integral part of avoiding diabetic complications. We promote weight control, regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle.