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About Diabetic Foot Clinic
What is The Diabetic Foot Clinic ?
Foot care is an especially important part of care for people with diabetes. Some of the effects of the disease increase the risk of foot problems and also increase the likelihood of complications. But proper diabetic foot care and attention can prevent most serious foot complications.
The Diabetic foot clinic is a specialised clinic for treatment of foot problems in patient with diabetes. It draws on the expertise of a team of people with skills and knowledge in managing these problems. Access to vascular investigations and special devices for pressure relief, advice on foot care and prevention of ulcers are some of the ways we can help keep your feet healthy as well as achieve healing of chronic ulcers.
Purpose of the clinic
The main purpose of the diabetic foot clinic is to provide comprehensive foot care for all diabetic patients it also includes the management of foot ulcers, identifying patients at risk and the prevention of common foot disorders.
What are important indicators of a problem with a diabetic foot?
Persistent pain in the foot, build up of callus on the foot, a non healing sore on the foot or ankle, and continuing drainage from an ulcer are all indicators of a potentially serious problem with the foot
Why is it important to take care of the feet and prevent amputation?
70% of all lower limp amputation in diabetic patients are preceded by small ulcer in the foot