Diabetic foot referrals ‘too few, too late’: study

Podiatrists are urging GPs to refer all patients with diabetes to multidisciplinary foot clinics to prevent foot infections and amputations.

According to NHMRC guidelines, all diabetes patients should have a foot check at least once a year and high-risk groups should have one every 3-6 months.

However, a recent study at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney found that 116 of 156 patients admitted with diabetic