It is vital for anyone with diabetes mellitus type 1 or type 2 to see a podiatrist for a neurovascular assessment at least 1-2 times a year.
At the visit, we will check your pedal pulses with a doppler ultrasound for indication of any circulation problems. Then we will check your skin colour, nail growth, any abnormalities that will need your attention. It is also very important that the podiatrists check the nerves in your feet as often as diabetic neuropathy can often lead to amputations. All our podiatrists will perform these checks if you have diabetes mellitus and provide a written report for your GP if necessary.