Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Prevent diabetic foot ulcerations

Preventive care is of utmost importance as it relates to the diabetic foot. Any patient with diabetes should have his or her feet examined at every visit to his or her internal medicine and podiatric physician's office. Protective sensation should be tested and routinely monitored with a 5.07 Semmes Weinstein monofilament and/or biothesiometer.