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Foot problems in diabetes


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People with diabetes are more likely to be admitted to hospital with a foot ulcer than with any other complication of diabetes, and more than 6,000 lower limb amputations are carried out each year.

This resource describes the steps recommended by NICE for preventing and managing foot problems in people with diabetes. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include clinical examination to assess for neuropathy, limb ischaemia, ulceration etc, management of diabetic foot ulcers, and when to refer.


After completing this module, you should be better able to:

  • Understand the importance of assessing for foot problems in patients with diabetes
  • List the steps involved in assessing and managing foot problems in diabetes
  • Recognise when to refer patients


Dr Suneeta Kochhar, GP, Bexhill

This resource is provided at a basic level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.


Foot attack and what patients should do if it happens Barbara Young, Chief Executive Diabetes UK