For many of our patient, the reason they require regular foot care is because they have either Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. People with diabetes are at greater risk of foot problems due to the possibility of neurological and/or vascular damage to their legs and feet. With that in mind, regular care and assessment of their feet contributes heavily to prevention of serious complications such as ulceration and even amputation. Generally, diabetic patients will have their toenails cared for regularly by the Podiatrist to minimise the risk of injury and/or infection. Combined with this will be regular (usually every 6-12 months) neurological and vascular testing to assess a patient’s risk status and likelihood of complications both in the short and long term. All care is completed in conjunction with their GP’s care plan and there is regular correspondence between the Podiatrist and Doctor. So if you are diabetic and not seeing a Podiatrist regularly, speak to your GP about how we can fit into your health management plan.