Diabetes Healthy Feet


Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a risk factor for lower limb amputations, and it is estimated that 85% of such procedures are preventable in Australia. To decrease the prevalence of diabetes-related amputations, the NSW Diabetes Prevention Framework states that people with DM require an integrated approach to foot care. In line with the Framework, the Healthy Feet project aims to increase coordination between primary and tertiary care providers to facilitate timely and appropriate foot care for diabetes patients in Sydney Local Health District (SLHD).

Project activities

The Healthy Feet project will involve the following activities:

  • Distribution of health resources to patients and education on diabetic foot complications during regular consults.
  • CPD events on diabetic foot complications for primary care professionals.
  • Increased timely and appropriate footcare referrals for people with DM.

Key documents

Foot Care Referral Pathway

Click here  to download the SLHD Podiatry Intake Form templates, compatible for Best Practice and Medical Director.

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