Diabetic Foot Care in Ashford

Diabetic foot care is essential as diabetes can be dangerous to your feet - even a small cut can produce serious consequences.

Diabetes may cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet and may also reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infection.

Because of these problems, you may not notice a foreign object in your shoe or any cuts or pain to the feet.

As a result, you could develop blisters, sores or even ulceration. This could lead to an infection or a nonhealing wound that could put you at risk for an amputation.

Podiatrists are the leading experts in foot care today! As a qualified podiatrist, I must be HCPC registered and I have completed extensive training, including in the treatment of diabetic patients.

Diabetic foot screening is carried out routinely depending on your risk status.

Diabetic Screening clinics are held in Ashford and Faversham.


What happens during a Diabetic Foot Check?

During a Diabetic foot check/screening, your Podiatrist will ask you some simple questions that relate to your health, lifestyle and foot care.

Once these questions have been asked, your Podiatrist will carry out the Foot check/screening. This involves checking the following:

  • checking the blood flow to the feet using a handheld doppler
  • checking the sensation of the feet with a 10g monofilament
  • looking for any changes in the colour, shape or texture of the skin and nails
  • looking for any onset of red spots, blisters, sores, ulcers, infected corns, or ingrown toenails

All of this information is collated to provide you with your Risk Status. You will either be Low, Moderate of High Risk - according to the NICE Guidelines.

This check/screening will be carried out every 3 months, 6 months or annually, depending on your NICE Risk Status.


If you suffer with any of these conditions and require assistance with them, please contact the clinic:

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