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The ABCS of foot care in diabetes

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Foreword: The ABCS of foot care in diabetes

PAT PHILLIPS, ANGELA EVANS

The ABCS of foot care in diabetes: assessing the risk factors

PAT PHILLIPS, ANGELA EVANS

Checking sensation, pulses, skin and nail care and foot structure in the feet of people with diabetes helps prevent ulcers and further complications and enables early detection and management of problems that do occur.

The ABCS of foot care in diabetes: A is for anaesthesia

ANGELA EVANS, PAT PHILLIPS

Anaesthesia is usually preceded by dysaesthesia and generally progresses to motor and autonomic neuropathies.

The ABCS of foot care in diabetes: B is for blood

PAT PHILLIPS, ANGELA EVANS

Peripheral vascular disease leads to a diminished blood supply to the feet and impaired wound healing.

The ABCS of foot care in diabetes: C is for care

ANGELA EVANS, PAT PHILLIPS

Intensive foot care and monitoring and care with choice of footwear can help prevent foot problems.

The ABCS of foot care in diabetes: S is for structure

PAT PHILLIPS, ANGELA EVANS

Feet that are flat, have high arches or are deformed because of diabetes or ill-fitting shoes are prone to callus formation and ulcers.

Patient handout: Nerve damage
Patient handout: Foot care and footwear for healthy feet
Patient handout: Your foot report

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