The Consequences of the Diabetic Foot
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DMU faculty, staff, students, residents, and the medical community.
- Recognize the importance of the perioperative management of diabetic patients.
- Treat a diabetic foot infection.
- Sympathize with the physical demands and modalities utilized in the post-operative diabetic patient.
Diabetes mellitus is an increasingly common medical condition where the body doesn't make insulin or use it well, causing blood sugar to rise. The National Diabetes Statistics Report (2022) estimates that 37.3 million people in the United States have diabetes (11.3% of the population). 8.5 million of those people are undiagnosed. Foot problems are common in people with diabetes, as high blood sugar damages the nerves and blood vessels in the feet. Collaborative clinical care is optimal for the early detection and treatment of foot problems in people with diabetes.
Sean Grambart, DPM, FACFAS
Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines University
Julie Ronnebaum, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS
Associate Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Des Moines University
Recording date: May 4, 2023
Date of original release: May 22, 2023
Most recent review/update: May 22, 2023
Termination date: May 21, 2026
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