Diabetic Foot

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by Mary Ellen Posthauer, RDN, CD, LD, FAND

After reading Laurie Swezey's blog, "Diabetic Foot - Risk Factors and Prevention", I decided to weigh in on the issue of poor glycemic control. Teamwork is an essential ingredient since achieving glycemic control is a challenge for all clinicians including the registered dietitian (RD).

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by R. Keith Campbell RPh, FAADE, CDE

I bet that all of you enjoyed playing “this little piggy went to market.” Toes and feet are important and require special attention if you have diabetes. I was diagnosed with diabetes soon after I was eight years old. I was sent to a diabetes education program taught by an endocrinologist/diabetes specialist.

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by Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, CWS, FACCWS

Diabetic foot ulcers are one of the most dreaded complications of diabetes, and represent a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. It is estimated that a lower limb is sacrificed every 30 seconds somewhere in the world due to diabetes, and that diabetes is the reason for almost 50% of non-traumatic amputations of the lower leg throughout the world. Considering these facts, proper management of diabetic foot ulcers is of paramount importance.