About This Course

This is a paid course in association with DUET diabetes. Timings for DUET are 09:30am - 12:45pm

This training is designed for beauty and wellness therapists to understand the diabetic foot and feel confident of when to treat and when to leave alone, what advice to give as well as when to encourage clients to seek additional footcare (from a healthcare professional) if they spot signs of foot problems. 


This workshop covers:

  • What diabetes is and associated signs and symptoms
  • A brief overview of the short/long term effects (complications) of diabetes
  • What is a foot ulcer?
  • The observable risk factors leading to foot problems
  • Suitable and unsuitable footwear for people with diabetes
  • The causes of neuropathy and peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • The appropriate action to take and advice to give clients


The session will be run by an experienced Podiatrist from DUET diabetes* and will be as interactive as we can make it within the constraints of the virtual environment! There will be plenty of time for Q & As throughout the training.



Course price is inclusive of VAT.


Important Information: 

  • Max of 25 students per course, first come first served.
  • Certificates will be issued upon completion of the course.
  • You will also be given support materials after your course to support your understanding and learning.


Please note, this course will run from 09:30am - 12:45pm

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Professional Declaration

    • Upload Relevant Pedicure Qualification

  • 2

    Register For This Webinar

    • Register For This Webinar

  • 3

    About This Course

    • About This Course

  • 4

    The Duet Diabetes Webinar

    • Diabetic Foot Awareness Workshop 9:30am 7th November 2021

  • 5

    DUET Diabetes Useful Downloads

    • DUET diabetes useful downloads

About Gareth Hicks

The Educator running the workshop is:

Gareth qualified as a Podiatrist in 1988. He worked within NHS (Gloucestershire & Shropshire) clinics in both community and hospital settings as well as running private clinics specialising in sports injuries and lower limb mechanics. Gareth now works in the commercial sector running his own consultancy, with diabetes being his main clinical interest and prevention his chief driver. Gareth has presented on the topic of diabetic foot screening/examinations on over 500 occasions within the NHS and private settings. He has also been invited to conduct presentations in Ireland, Malta, Germany, Czech Republic, but mainly throughout the Gulf region and was once invited to speak at the British Embassy in Riyadh! In the UK he presents to GP groups, Practice Nurses and Health Care Assistants, within GP practices, community clinics and nursing homes. Gareth co-authored “A photographic scale to aid appropriate foot skin care for people with diabetes” published in the Diabetic Foot Journal (2014).