Diabetes Lifestyle Tips: Foot Care Tips

Daily Foot Checks and Visting a Podiatrist

Foot care is an essential part of daily life for people with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, so when you see a diabetic patient in your primary care practice, you should take advantage of that appointment to check on their foot care.  In this video roundtable, a panel of experts discusses how to motivate your patients to take good care of their feet. 

The panelists are:

  • Steven M. Armbrust, MD:  Family Practice Physician
  • Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE:  Certified Diabetes Educator at the University of Chicago Medical Center
  • David S. Oyer, MD:  Endocrinologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago) and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine-Endocrinology at Northwester University Feinberg School of Medicine

Thomas DeStefani, MD moderates this diabetes video.

This video includes tips on:

  • how often your diabetes patient should be seeing a podiatrist
  • helping make a daily foot check an actual daily occurrence in your patients' lives
  • how to encourage people to preserve their feet in order to avoid diabetic amputation
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