Inappropriate footwear can have a significant impact on the foot health of people with diabetes, leading to increased risk of complications. It is therefore essential that patients’ footwear is examined at every diabetic foot screen. The video demonstrates the footwear features to examine and discuss during a diabetic foot screen, and the best way to communicate this information to your patients.
The following recommendations are drawn from the Flexitol® Foot Screening video presented by Donna Welch, NHS Advanced Podiatrist, Diabetes. There are several important factors to consider when discussing the shape and fit of the shoe with your patient: