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Home|Diabetic Foot

Diabetic Foot

What is Diabetic Foot

Singapore has one of the highest prevalence of diabetes amongst developed economies and unfortunately is on the increase. In 2018, our government had declared war on diabetes and at the same time we have over a million people suffering from diabetes. Diabetes affect the big and small vessels in the arterial circulation of our bodies. It also affects our nerves as well as immunity to infection.

Diabetic foot complications arise as a result of blocked blood vessels, changes in sensation to detect infection and injury, alteration of foot arch muscles support and reduced ability to fight off infections. It normally starts with a small blister in the foot, inadvertent trauma and with lack of attention over time and awareness, this will lead to deep tissue and bone infection.

Because there may be also a lack of blood supply to the foot because diabetes is a major risk factor for peripheral artery disease (see PAD section), there is a lack of capacity for wound healing and to fight soft tissue infection The worst-case scenario will be some degree of amputation to control spreading infection or gangrene (soft tissue that has turned black).

Treatment options

Diabetic foot screening

Prevention is always better than treatment

Diabetic foot complications

  • Local wound debridement and wash out
  • Digital minor amputation(s)/ forefoot amputation
  • Major lower limb amputation

Diabetic lower limb salvage procedures

  • Advanced foot wound care dressings- Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) or negative pressure therapy
  • Topical oxygen therapy (Natrox™)
  • Neuro-stimulation therapy (Geko™)
  • Blue Light therapy (EMOLED)
  • Split skin grafting
  • In conjunction with procedures to unblock blood vessels to the leg and foot (see PAD) to improve blood supply and healing potential

Our Screening Packages (Non-insurance)

Varicose veins screening package (single leg)

  • Consultation & Review – assess history, risk factors, life style, symptoms
  • Examination – to check distribution and anatomy plus to assess skin problem
  • Ultrasound reflux scan – to check for venous insufficiency (two legs add $450 + GST)
  • $588 + GST

Spider veins screening package (single leg)

  • Consultation & Review – assess history, risk factors, life style, symptoms
  • Examination – to check distribution and anatomy plus to assess skin problem
  • 1 session laser treatment – (additional session $450 + GST)
  • $588 + GST

Varicose veins and spider veins package (single leg)

  • Consultation & Review – assess history, risk factors, life style, symptoms
  • Examination – to check distribution and anatomy plus to assess skin problem
  • Ultrasound reflux scan – to check for venous insufficiency (two legs add $450 + GST)
  • 1 session spider vein laser treatment (additional session 450 + GST)
  • $988 + GST (two legs – add $400 + GST)

Diabetic foot screening (basic)

  • Consultation & Review – assess history, risk factors, life style, symptoms
  • Examination – to check circulation, biomechanics of foot arch, sensory loss
  • Ankle brachial pressure index (lab) – to check blood flow in legs
  • Blood test – to check average sugar levels in 3 months
  • $388 + GST

Diabetic foot screening (extensive)

  • Consultation & Review – assess history, risk factors, life style, symptoms
  • Examination – to check circulation, biomechanics of foot arch, sensory loss
  • Ankle brachial pressure index (lab) – to check blood flow in legs
  • Blood test – to check average sugar levels in 3 months
  • Single leg arterial duplex – to identify specific artery problem (additional leg scan $400 + GST)
  • X-ray one foot – to check bone infection
  • $888 + GST

Cardiovascular screening (normal)

  • Consultation & Review – assess history, risk factors, life style, symptoms
  • Examination – full cardiovascular examination including the heart and limb arteries
  • Ankle brachial pressure index (lab) – this is a marker for longevity and cardiovascular health
  • Blood tests (lipids) – to check all the types of cholesterol
  • Carotid scan – to identify block artery to the brain hence stroke
  • Echocardiogram – to identify heart muscle function
  • $1098 + GST

Cardiovascular screening (comprehensive)

  • Consultation & Review – assess history, risk factors, life style, symptoms
  • Examination – full cardiovascular examination including the heart and limb arteries
  • Ankle brachial pressure index (lab) – this is a marker for longevity and cardiovascular health
  • Blood tests (lipids) – to check all the types of cholesterol
  • Carotid scan – to identify block artery to the brain hence stroke
  • CT coronary Angiogram plus calcium score – gold standard to identify block heart arteries
  • $2098 + GST

Our Doctors

Senior Vascular & General Surgeon
Senior Vascular & General Surgeon