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So ,you are saying some hisk risk category patients will only be seen anually, surely not.... The question i originally asked is in relation to national standards and to those high risk category diabetic patients receiving regular podiatry care.
If they are "high risk" i.e. decreased sensation, poor blood supply, but otherwise sensible people, who have no foot deformity or nail pathology and are able to provide their own daily foot checks and cut their own nails, why would they need any more than an annual check? If there are other issues this will affect the frequency of visits. such as a large callous or other pressure areas would be seen more regularly than a gryphotic nail cut. But they will be patient specific
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