At your annual diabetes foot check, your healthcare team will assess your risk of developing a foot problem
Your healthcare team will be looking for certain risk factors that can increase you likelihood of wounds that won’t heal:
- Previous foot ulcer or lower-leg amputation caused by diabetes
- Losing feeling (numbness) in your feet
- Circulation in your feet is reduced
- Chronic kidney disease (on medication or dialysis)
Generally, your risk is catagorised as Very low risk, Low risk, Moderate risk or High risk.