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By: The Mayer Institute  09-12-2011
Keywords: Diabetic Foot

Many people with diabetes have been mistaken belief that preventative diabetic foot care involves simply having someone else cut your toenails. This is not true. Having someone else cut your toenails will not prevent diabetic foot disease nor will it prevent diabetic ulcers or amputations. Preventative diabetic foot care involves many levels of diabetic care but it begins with the detailed assessment and skilled nursing care that can only be delivered by clinicians that are highly trained in the field of advanced diabetic foot care. Diabetic foot care involves firstly, medical and surgical treatment of thickened, deformed or infected nails, removal of callus, gait analysis, structural assessment, neuropathy screening using vibration perception threshold and finally, vascular assessment of the large and small blood vessels.

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