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Chiropodist-podiatrist consultations for preventing foot lesions in diabetics

Health technology assessment - Posted on Jul 11 2007

Consultations for preventing foot lesions in diabetic patients, by a chiropodist-podiatrist are important in grades 2 (sensitive neuropathy associated with arteriopathy of the lower limbs and/or deformity of the foot ) and grade 3 (history of ulceration or amputation)

The content of the consultations should be: examination of the foot and grading of the podiatric risk, chiropody-podiatry treatment, patient education, assessment of footwear, fitting suitable footwear, if necessary; frequency of consultations: grade 2 patients, every 2 to 3 months; grade 3 patients, at least every 2 months.

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