As Nic is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association marketing committe, he was interviewed for a couple of newspaper article for Foot Health Month. They are attached below for you to have a read…….
By Liam Ducey, Eastern Reporter
Podiatrist Nic Lange… diabetics have special foot care needs that Medicare should cover. Picture: Dominique Menegaldo Buy this photo.
MORLEY podiatrists Nic and Rachel Lange are concerned about the impact on hospitals of patients with diabetes related foot problems.
They say it is not uncommon for diabetes patients to experience foot problems, however, they also say these problems can be avoided.
October is National Foot Health Month, and the Australasian Podiatry Council of WA, of which Nic is a board member, is calling on the government to improve foot care for diabetes patients.
“It’s really important that a patient with diabetes visits their podiatrist regularly,” Mr Lange said.
“It’s the best way to avoid foot health complications, which can lead to amputation or even death.
“However, Medicare currently only funds up to five allied health care visits as part of a care plan for diabetes.
“We are calling on the Federal Government to increase the number of Medicare services for people with diabetes to a minimum of 12 podiatry visits.
“Increasing the number of Medicare-funded podiatry appointments is the best way to take pressure off our hospitals and improve the health of Australians living with diabetes.”
Here’s Another One……..