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Diabetic foot care

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Frank’s flat feet

ANGELA EVANS, PAT J PHILLIPS

In patients with diabetes, an altered, misshapen foot is an important risk factor for ulceration. In the first article in this series, the flat foot and its associated pressure patterns and footwear needs are addressed.

Helen’s high arch

ANGELA EVANS, PAT J PHILLIPS

Here are some issues to consider in patients with diabetes who have both high arched feet and peripheral neuropathy.

Carol’s clawed toes

ANGELA EVANS, PAT J PHILLIPS

Here are some issues to consider in patients with diabetes who have clawed toes and motor neuropathy.

Bob’s bunions

ANGELA EVANS, PAT J PHILLIPS

A proactive approach in tackling correctable factors will help to ensure that patients with bunions keep walking comfortably.

Pam’s pigeon toes

ANGELA EVANS, PAT J PHILLIPS

Correcting structural and functional foot problems, such as pigeon toes, in patients with diabetes can lead to numerous positive outcomes.

Don’s duck feet

ANGELA EVANS, PAT J PHILLIPS

How would you assess this patient’s foot eversion, and what can be done to prevent future problems occurring due to the expected callus build up?

Patient handout: Diabetic foot care – foot care FAQs

ANGELA EVANS, PAT J PHILLIPS

Help your patients with diabetes to look after their feet. Give them a copy of this handout that answers questions often asked about foot problems and foot care.

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