Diabetics and Preventing Amputations

One of the main causes of foot and leg amputations in diabetics is a condition called diabetic neuropathy. Patients with neuropathy often have decreased sensation in their lower extremities and therefore cannot feel injuries to their feet. Consequently, if a diabetic...

Summer Footwear

Most people like to wear sandals during the summer months. However, sandals do not typically provide good support for the feet. In addition, many types of sandals allow the feet to get very dirty, which can lead to problems. For example, the sandal straps can cause...

The Foot, Diabetes, and Neuropathy

Click here to download the PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation given by Dr. Ted Bowlus. Objectives: To learn proper care of the foot to prevent problems To learn proper muscle exercises and flexibility for ambulation and balance What is diabetes and its...