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Advice on Diabetic Foot and Toenail Care
Foot skin and toenail problems in patients with diabetes can lead to amputation. Early detection and treatment are always the best prevention techniques. In this review article, doctors from the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center discuss myths and advice related to diabetic foot care.
The first and best advice is to check the skin and toenails of the feet every day. Many people with diabetes also have a loss of normal sensation in the feet. They don't feel small sores, breaks, or changes in the skin. Wearing white socks can also help show any oozing or bleeding from sores or wounds.
Any change should be reported to your doctor or health care provider.
Poor circulation combined with loss of sensation is a recipe for poor or delayed wound healing. This is all the more reason why early treatment is advised. Even before early intervention, preventing toenail disease and skin wounds are the primary goals.
Amputation is not a sign that the patient or the treatment has failed. Sometimes long-standing problems just can't be treated effectively any other way. If the patient isn't going to heal and will continue to lose function, amputation may be the best approach.
Patients may not have the resources or help they need to avoid s...
AMSUS 123rd Annual Meeting - The Association of Military Surgeons of the United States
Dates: 10/29/2017 – 11/3/2017
Exhibit at the AMSUS Annual Meeting, and you will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with over 3,000 key professionals from federal medical departments and health agencies! Audience members include medical center commanders, hospital staff directors, chiefs of professional services, physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians, medical administrators, optometrists, healthcare technologists, and healthcare technicians.The Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) was established in 1891 and incorporated by Act of Congress in 1903. The Constituent Services of the Association include the Medical Departments of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Public Health Service, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is the society of the federal health agencies and, as such, contributes to the improvement of all phases of the federal health services and represents the professional interests of physicians, dentists, nurses, optometrists, pharmacists, veterinarians, healthcare specialists and health administrators.Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the AMSUS 123rd Annual Meeting - The Association of Military Surgeons of the United States? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.All information in Events In America is deemed to be accurate at the time we add it,and we take steps to verify all details and update our records when new information is provided, but as people, events and circumstances change, we caution users to independently confirm all information. EventsInAmerica.com and Events In America LLC make no guarantee of accuracy and assume no liability for inaccurate information.