Starting the screening process (3/17)

To start the screening process you should:

  • Seat individual on examination couch/chair
  • Inform the individual that you are going to examine their feet to check their circulation, sensation and any other risk factors that they might have which could lead to a foot problem related to their diabetes
  • Request individual remove shoes and socks/stockings and assist if required

Ascertain if…

  • The individual is experiencing any problems with their feet
  • Has the individual noticed any changes since their last visit?
  • If complaining of podiatric type problems (corns, nail problems etc.) check if currently attending a Podiatrist and refer/treat if necessary.