Posts Tagged ‘Diabetic Footwear’

Diabetic Toenails: Watch for Change

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Changes in the diabetic foot can happen fast: here are the signs and types clinicians in wound care need to look for.

Diabetic Toenails: Watch for Change

 

As a wound care professional, chances are you’ve treated a number of nail conditions and abnormalities that occur among the general population. But when you’re working with diabetic patients, noticing and identifying variations is even more crucial. This is because change can happen more rapidly in the diabetic foot, and pathologies can ultimately lead to skin breakdown, foot ulcerations and infection. So, what causes the nails to change, and what exactly should you look for? We’ve got you covered.

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Diabetic Footwear: If The Shoe Fits, Wear It

Friday, April 29th, 2016

When it comes to diabetic wound care, footwear matters – and proper diabetic patient shoe assessment is key.

Diabetic Footwear

 

Wound clinicians know how devastating foot amputations are for diabetic patients. But what you might not know is that a whopping 50% of diabetic foot amputations are a direct result of patients wearing improper footwear. Surprised? Unfortunately, this staggering statistic is accurate. But the good news is that there’s something we can do about it. If we get diabetic patients to wear the proper shoes, we can cut diabetic foot amputations in half.

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Don’t Put Your Foot in Your Mouth: What You Must Know About Diabetic Footwear (Advanced)

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Don’t Put Your Foot in Your Mouth: What you Must Know About Diabetic Footwear will be presented by Dr. Alison J. Garten DPM, CPed, Kaiser Permanente at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference September 7-10, 2011.
This is a MUST go to presentation designed to educate the wound care professional on how diabetic shoes in the high-risk patient can greatly reduce the likelihood of ulcerations in their feet. We will together identify who are the high-risk patients through patient examples, discuss the anatomy of the high-risk diabetic and the importance of professionally fitted shoes in this population. We will conclude with specific examples of how specific ulcers could have been prevented. We’ll discuss the Diabetic Therapeutic Shoe Bill guidelines under the Medicare law, and explain how diabetic shoes can be a profitable business for your practice.

For more information about the Wound Care Education Institute, please visit http://www.wcei.net.

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