Walk This Way: An Interprofessional Approach for Prevention and Management of Diabetic Foot Pathologies


The cost for this online course is $15. The estimated time to complete this course is 50 minutes. Learners will be asked to complete an activity post-assessment with a passing score of 75%.

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Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic condition that has become an epidemic per the World Health Organization. Poor glycemic control contributes to multi-system disease resulting in end-stage organ failure, neuropathy, ulceration, and amputation. Interprofessional management of diabetic patients has improved outcomes, including decreased amputation and mortality rates and improved quality of life scores. Collaborative efforts within the patient’s care team can benefit patients by increasing surveillance, providing preventative measures, and offering definitive therapy and rehabilitation. Utilizing multidisciplinary teams to care for a diabetic patient can reduce morbidity and mortality and improve patient function in limb loss. Current guidelines provide direction to the care team and a pathway for patient optimization and success. This presentation will apply evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to a patient case. 

Target Audience

Healthcare professionals.


  • Discuss clinical practice guidelines for interprofessional prevention and management of diabetic foot pathologies.
  • Recognize best practices for interprofessional teams managing patients with diabetes.
  • Describe the application of best practices to a patient case.


Ashley Dikis, DPM, FACFAS
Clinical Department Chair, Foot and Ankle Clinic, and Assistant Professor, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines University


Sarah Parrott, DO, FAAFP
Department Chair, Osteopathic Clinical Medicine, Des Moines University


Tracy Porter, PT, DPT, EdD
Associate Director of Clinical Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Des Moines University


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Recording date: November 4, 2021
Date of original release: November 15, 2021
Most recent review/update: November 15, 2021
Termination date: November 14, 2023

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 AOA Category 1­B
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 0.75 CPME
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Accreditation Statements

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 0.75 AOA Category 1-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.75 continuing education contact hours.
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: This enduring materials activity is designated for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director.

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individuals have no financial conflicts with ineligible companies to disclose:

  • Ashley Dikis, DPM, FACFAS - Speaker
  • Sarah Parrott, DO, FAAFP - Speaker
  • Tracy Porter, PT, DPT, EdD - Speaker


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 AOA Category 1­B
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 0.75 CPME


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