Diabetic Patients – Self Examination of Feet

Self Examination of Feet

Covid 19 has meant that we have reflected on what is really important in a diabetic review. Most people with Diabetes are at “low risk” and probably only require examination of their feet every two years. Those at higher risk are likely to be under the care of a hospital clinic. With restriction of Face to Face contact it is a good idea to encourage people with Diabetes to examine their feet on a regular basis. The following links are recommended:

Foot care advice: https://www.mydiabetesmyway.scot.nhs.uk/Content.aspx?id=30

Low, Medium and High Risk: https://www.mydiabetesmyway.scot.nhs.uk/Content.aspx?id=31

Touch the Toes – Home Testing: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/complications/feet/touch-the-toes

Looking After Your Feet When You Have Diabetes: https://player.vimeo.com/video/412310489

How Diabetes Can Affect Your Feet: https://player.vimeo.com/video/412313912