Diabetes is about the leading causes of mortality in united states, estimated to cause greater than 80,000 deaths annually. With the ongoing obesity epidemic, the prevalence and incidence of this debilitating disease is on the rise. Diabetes the leading cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputation in United states. These amputations are often preceded by infected non-healing foot ulcers. It is therefore of at most importance to continue educating diabetic patients on proper foot care management to prevent ulcer formation. This project aims to create a patient educational brochure about the importance of proper diabetic foot care, while providing easy to follow guidelines that will go a long way in helping prevent diabetic ulcers.
Winooski Family Health
Diabetes, foot care, ulcers, amputations, chronic diseases, ADA, Winooski, Vermont
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Endocrine System Diseases | Medical Education | Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases | Primary Care
Nsubuga, John Paul, "Patient Education: Importance of Diabetic Foot Care" (2018). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 341.