Taking Care of Your Toes and Feet

Can You Get Support from the NDIS for Diabetic Podiatric Problems?

If you have to live with the long-term repercussions of diabetes, you have plenty to worry about. You have to be very careful about your diet and keep up with medications as and when prescribed, while you may also have difficulty in caring for yourself due to complications of the disease. Why should you think about working with an NDIS podiatry provider, particularly when it comes to podiatric care?

Diabetic Podiatric Problems

Issues associated with the feet are some of the most difficult and challenging problems for a person with diabetes. Many sufferers are unable to care for their feet in any way and may even find it challenging to tackle every day and otherwise simple tasks as well. Sometimes, they may find it difficult to put on or take off their shoes and may need footwear specially designed to make it easier. They may be unable to put on any socks or stockings as well without any third-party help.

Some people who have an advanced condition may need to wear compression hose or medical-grade socks in order to look after the circulation in the lower extremities. The circulation may be so poor that they need to attend to these matters with some urgency and will, once again, often look for outside support.

Looking Out for Help

If you're in this position and do not live with anyone who can provide help when needed, you will need to set up a regular source of support instead. This is why you should talk with a provider signed up with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), with particular skills in podiatry.

Skilled Support

These organisations have proven skills and put themselves forward to help deal with the ever-growing scourge of diabetes in the country. They will have a clinic nearby and will be able to provide help according to a set schedule, once they have discussed all your needs with you. They will then bill the government for their services according to a specific plan, whether that is standard, high or very high intensity. If you need special footwear or other types of support, they'll be able to advise and provide accordingly.

What to Do Next

If you are an Australian or have residency, are under the age of 65 and can be classified as having a permanent or significant disability due to your condition, get in touch with a nearby NDIS-registered provider for guidance.