diabetic foot care

diabetic foot care

Daily inspection, cleaning, and thorough drying of the feet of a diabetic to prevent complications.

Patient care

In-home care by the patient or a caregiver should include a daily foot inspection for cracks in the skin, calluses, abrasions, lacerations, blisters, ulcers, or ingrowing nails; changes in color or temperature; or loss of capillary refill. Any of these should be reported to a health care professional. Diabetic patients should be advised to keep their feet warm and dry, to wear clean shoes with good support, to avoid walking barefoot or without socks, and to trim nails carefully. Tobacco products, which decrease arterial blood flow, should be avoided. Professional diabetic foot care includes examination of the feet for diminished pulses (or other circulatory problems); examination of the feet for sensation (with monofilament testing); and consulting a podiatrist or diabetic care specialist at least once a year. Deficiencies in diabetic foot care can have disastrous complications, including amputations and Charcot foot.

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Following a successful 3rd International Diabetic Foot Conference held in November last year, the 4th International Diabetic Foot Conference (IDFC) which is the International Conference of global experts in the field of diabetic foot care, will once again be hosted in Dubai from the 14th to the 15th of November, 2013 in the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, UAE.
The programme highlights the excellence in diabetic foot care locally and from around the region.