Risk stratification – Active risk

Diabetic foot risk stratification and triage

Risk stratification and triage traffic light - active risk

These risk categories relate to the use of the SCI-Diabetes foot risk stratification tool

Active risk


Presence of active ulceration, infection, with or without ischaemia, gangrene or unexplained hot, red, swollen foot with or without the presence of pain.


  • Rapid referral to, and management by a member of the multidisciplinary diabetes foot team or directly to vascular when appropriate.