What is included in patient education about diabetic foot ulcers?

Updated: Oct 15, 2020
  • Author: Tanzim Khan, DPM; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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The risk of foot ulceration and limb amputation in people with diabetes is lessened by patient education stressing the importance of routine preventive foot care, daily self inspection of feet, appropriate shoes, avoidance of barefoot walking, avoidance of cigarette smoking, control of hyperlipidemia, and adequate glycemic control.


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