Diabetes Assessments and Education

As recommended by Diabetes Australia, we carry out comprehensive diabetes foot assessments annually (or more regularly for those who are at high risk). These results can assist in preventing serious diabetes related foot complications. Some of the assessments performed in the consultation include:

  • A Doppler ultrasound which assesses the blood flow (circulation) to your feet.

  • Neurological tests which assess your sensation, reflexes and proprioception in your feet.

  • Irregular foot shape ie. bunion, claw/hammer toes which may lead to high pressure areas and possible skin breakdown.

  • Toenail shape and cutting technique.

  • Assess your skin for excessive dryness, callous, corns, cracks or infections and provide treatment

  • Joint mobility

  • Footwear assessment to ensure fit is correct and will not cause skin breakdown.

Your podiatrist will provide advice on several factors relating to your foot health and the results of these assessments will be explained. This is to ensure diabetes foot complications such as infection, ulceration or amputation are prevented.

Please contact our clinic for more information regarding diabetes or if you would like to make an appointment for an assessment.

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Our Clinic Locations:

Lenah Valley

Augusta Rd Medical Centre

64 Giblin Street,

Lenah Valley, TAS 7008

(03) 6278 1744

Sandy Bay

Sandy Bay Clinic

270 Sandy Bay Road,

Sandy Bay, TAS 7005

(03) 6223 6822

Cygnet

Mary Street Clinic

2/23 Mary Street,

Cygnet, TAS 7112

(03) 6295 0116

Geeveston

Geeveston Medical Centre

19 Arve Road,

Geeveston, TAS 7116

(03) 6297 1903

Sorell

Sorell Doctors Surgery

31 Gordon Street,

Sorell, TAS 7172

(03) 6165 1595

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