Last Modified: 1:36pm 02/02/2021

Acute Diabetic Foot Disease

  • Foot X-ray if acute diabetic foot disease suspected.
  • Refer acute foot disease to vascular team.
  • Immediate referral if – foot tissue necrosis, red inflamed foot, ischaemia or soft tissue gas on x-ray.
  • Routine referral (<24hrs) to vascular team – If any foot wound/callus, unexplained foot pain, foot fracture/dislocation.
  • Commence antibiotics as per UHS microbiology policy for diabetes foot infection.
  • Never insert a cannula into the foot of a diabetes patient.