Leo Brown is contracted by Whanganui Regional Health Network, to provide podiatry clinics for patients diagnosed with diabetes who meet the criteria for referral and have foot problems requiring the attention of a specialist.
There are three goals:
- To assess the risk of foot complications, like ulcers and infection
- To inform patients about how risk occurs
- To actively reduce risk via podiatry treatment, guiding through advice and referral to other services as needed