Doctoring through the complex mindset of the diabetic and neuro-insensitive patient
from Podiatry Management
It's an all too common scenario. A patient who has diabetes presents to the podiatrist's office for his/her routine visit. On previous visits, the importance of diabetic foot care and preventive principles was reinforced. You've instructed the patient to use diabetic foot conditioning cream for severely dry skin, and stressed the importance of diabetic shoes and corrective inserts, encouraging the patient to wear them as much as possible. You asked the patient to inspect his feet at least daily, and urged the patient to call you in-between visits if there are any new concerns or problems. Further, the patient was encouraged to maintain an appropriate exercise regime, to measure and control blood sugar, eat an appropriate diet, make appointments for routine medical checks with a diabetologist and/or primary care physician, eye specialist and any medical providers recommended by the managing healthcare provider.
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