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diabetes

diabetes1Diabetes is marked by the inability to manufacture or properly use insulin, and impairs the body’s ability to convert sugars, starches, and other foods into energy. Diabetes is a systemic disease which may affect many different parts of the body. The foot is well supplied by many small blood vessels. These may become blocked as a possible complication of diabetes. Poor blood supply results in providing less nutrients to the extremities which may result in poor or slower health causing infections. As a result, diabetes management requires a team approach. A podiatrist is an integral part of the treatment team.

Amputation prevention is of primary concern to the podiatrist. Through regular foot screenings, at least annually, from a podiatrist, there is documented success in its prevention.

 

 

what the footinjuryclinic can do for the diabetic patient

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Our podiatrists are highly trained and experienced in the management and treatment of the diabetic foot. They have developed a detailed and comprehensive testing process which includes:

  • Performing a physical examination
  • Referring for X-ray evaluation
  • Performing debridement and wound care
  • Pathology tests

At the footinjuryclinic we initiate a total medical team approach, which may include your family practice doctor, endocrinologist, vascular surgeon, and infectious disease specialist.

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diabetic ulcers

diabetic-ulcersA diabetic ulcer is a breakdown of the skin on an area of the foot. An ulcer can develop quickly and may be painful and difficult to heal. It is important to have an X-ray to determine whether there is any bone involvement when an ulcer is present.

These ulcers may be caused by:

  • Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus
  • Vascular insufficiency
  • Lack of sensation
  • Trauma
  • Heredity
  • Biomechanical issues

 

our promise to you

The footinjuryclinic, its podiatrists and support staff are passionate about our specialty. We are dedicated to exceeding your expectations in helping you restore and maintain your health quickly, with cost effective and evidence-based treatment.
We achieve this goal through comprehensive examination, accurate diagnosis, clear explanation, and individually tailored, multi-faceted treatments.
Your wellbeing is very important to us at the footinjuryclinic . We are serious about feet and promise to discuss your foot care in a language you will understand, using technology and skills that compliment your care.

referrals and payment

No referrals are required unless you fall under DVA or work cover.


  • Private health funds
    Podiatry is a registered and regulated health profession with private health funds providing cover for some podiatry services on their ancillary tables. Please speak to your provider to establish what codes and how much will be covered for podiatry. Read More...

our locations

bondi junction
18/108 Ebley Street
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
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t   02 9386 5400
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st ives
7/219 Mona Vale Road,
St Ives, NSW, 2075
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t   02 9440 4600
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barangaroo
Suite 3, Level 1,
400 Barangaroo Ave
Barangaroo, NSW, 2000
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t   02 8599 9811
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