Managing diabetes-related foot health
Sarah goes to the doctor for a foot complaint. The patient is overweight but does not exercise frequently. After tests, she is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and the doctor refers her to a podiatrist.
Sarah goes to her GP with a foot complaint. She is overweight and does not exercise frequently. After tests are done, her GP diagnoses her with type 2 diabetes and refers her to a podiatrist as part of a multidisciplinary team. The podiatrist assessed the condition of Sarah’s foot health and determined the level of risk she was experiencing as a result of her condition.
Sarah’s podiatrist found that she had high-risk feet and advised her to participate in ongoing preventative treatment to further avoid complications such as ulceration or even amputation. As part of her treatment, Sarah is provided with wound dressings and offloading devices. Sarah’s podiatrist recommends she monthly consultations to monitor the health of her feet and ensure her foot condition remains controlled.
Over several months Sarah’s foot condition improves and she is able to reduce the number of visits she makes to the podiatrist. However she continues to monitor the condition of her feet carefully and continues regular appointments with the podiatrist.