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The diabetic foot is a victim of nerve damage, micro- and macrovascular disease, and faulty healing, mechanisms that without proper care can lead to amputation. More than 80,000 diabetes-related amputations are performed in the United States each year, but non-specialist primary care providers, as well as residents, nurses, and diabetes educators, can help prevent this devastating, life-altering, and expensive complication. Health care professionals and students alike will find that this concise, easy-to-use, and updated guide offers practical advice on detecting and managing diabetes-related foot complications, including information on
- Patient risk factors and preventive footwear
- Conducting comprehensive foot exams
- Wound care: debridement and offloading
- Managing infections and faulty healing
- Charcot foot and peripheral arterial disease
Written and revised by renowned experts in the field, Clinical Care of the Diabetic Foot, 2nd edition, illuminates an often overlooked but vitally important area of diabetes management and suggests strategies to help clinicians provide state-of-the-art foot care for their patients with diabetes.
©2010 American Diabetes Association
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