There are currently 13,000 people with diabetes in the South Devon area (approximately 1,500 type 1 diabetes and 11,500 type 2 diabetes).
Annual review takes place in Primary Care mainly through practice nurse run clinics in General Practice. Audit has confirmed more than 80% of all known diabetic patients in the district do have a foot examination performed each year.
We are working towards consistent regular follow-up in community podiatry clinics for those at risk of foot problems by virtue of previous ulceration, neuropathy (nerve damage) and or peripheral vascular disease.
A multidisciplinary diabetic foot clinic (incorporating Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist, Diabetes Consultant and Orthotist) takes place at Torbay Hospital (TAIRU) every Tuesday morning, with the aim of seeing all patients with new foot ulcers within the week. Hospital Podiatry clinics run daily to offer immediate access to longer term follow up and treatment. Extended clinics involving an orthopaedic foot surgeon and vascular surgeon take place on a monthly basis.
Tel: 01803 655102 (Podiatry)
Tel: 01803 654823 (Department of Diabetes)
Fax: 01803 655741
Videos to support people with diabetes
We hope that the video on this page will help you to manage your diabetes. If you have any questions, please ask your doctor or Diabetes Nurse.
Looking after your feet
How to carry out a “Touch the Toes test” for patients and carers
We hope that you have found these videos helpful. We use video across many of our services and you can see a list of the other services that use video.