Early monitoring of your foot nerves and circulation is essential for the prevention of diabetic foot complications of ulceration and amputation. Your feet are the furthest body part from your heart. As a result, reduced circulation is often first seen in the feet. Circulation integrity can be quickly assessed with in house Doppler Ultrasound.
Neurological or sensory deficiency of the feet’s peripheral nerves will eventually occur following vascular deficiency, leading to peripheral neuropathy and numb feet. The loss of protective sensation to distinguish hot and cold or sharp objects and eventually foot drop may be avoided with early detection.
The Australasian Podiatry Association recommends those with Diabetes have a thorough Neurovascular Assessments every year.