Free foot checks for Queensland

A Queensland university is offering free foot checks to diabetes patients in a bid to halt the alarming rate of lower limb amputations.

Professor Lloyd Reed from Queensland University of Technology said the comprehensive yearly foot checks would include vascular and neurological testing as well as a dermatological and musculoskeletal assessment. Patients would also be advised on appropriate footwear.

Kerry Porter, a nurse practitioner and diabetes educator at the QUT health clinic said managing diabetes would