Diabetic Awareness: 2 Feet or No Feet (Parts 1 & 2)

Diabetic Foot Awareness

Diabetic Awareness: 2 Feet or No Feet (Parts 1 & 2) will be presented by April Holtry RN, BSN, WCC at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference in Las Vegas this September 7-10,2011.

We need healthy feet to run, walk and support our body weight. This session will discuss the problems we face with our diabetics and the reasons why their feet are not healthy. What are the risks and the complications that our diabetic patients encounter? We’ll discuss infections, ulcers, poor circulation, amputation, improper footwear and underlying mechanical problems. We’ll touch on charcot and the cause of this problem. Finally, we’ll discuss the little bit of “Doctor” that exists in many of our patients when they decide to perform that “bathroom surgery” and the complications this can lead to.

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

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