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Diabetics with sight problems prefer self-exam of feet

from Medscape

Clinicians should stop telling visually impaired patients with diabetes to "ask family and friends" to examine their feet, because "most people don't want…that," says one expert in the field. While early detection of neuropathic disease is vital, especially in these high-risk patients, telling them to solicit the help of others for foot screenings is an "ineffective intervention," said Ann Williams, Ph.D., RN, research associate professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. more


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