Developing Clinical Guidelines for both Primary and Secondary Care

Type 2 diabetes - footcare

Type 2 diabetes: prevention and management of foot problems


The NICE clinical guideline on type 2 diabetes – footcare makes recommendations about:

  • educating people with type 2 diabetes and carers about foot problems
  • what is meant by being ‘at risk? of foot problems and how people at risk are identified
  • prevention of foot problems
  • detection of foot problems
  • care for people with type 2 diabetes who have foot problems

The NICE guideline does not cover the care of people with foot problems who do not have type 2 diabetes, nor does it cover surgical procedures such as amputation or rehabilitation after amputation.

Full guidelineGuidance documents