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Foot check

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Sarah69, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. Sarah69

    Sarah69 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Could you please tell me what a foot check involves please.
     
  2. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I assume you mean a check by a diabetes nurse. Visual examination for any cuts, abrasions, ulcers etc. Check for pulse. Test for feeling in the toes with a fibre, a bit like a bristle, they just press it against a toe and you say when you feel it.
     
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    Larissima Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I also get a tuning fork placed on the ankle bone, to check if I feel the vibration.
     
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  5. Sarah69

    Sarah69 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    No it wasn’t my first one, all she did is check the pulses and then pricked gently random places on my feet to see if I could feel them. I thought they also check your feet over but that wasn’t done. I would say in all the years I’ve had foot checks they have never actually look all around my foot. I thought it was something they did in these checks.
     
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  6. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I get a general inspection, pulse, prods, tuning fork tests. I've also more recently had doppler checks, but this may be also in relation to my oedema.
     
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