Can Diabetic Foot Care EducationReduce Ulcers and Amputations?       Results From Study & Our          Recommendations    ...
Diabetes Can Mean Foot Ulcers   •  People with diabetes often suffer     from foot ulceration   •  It occurs more if the...
How Do Ulcers & Amputation Impact?    People may suffer from:    • Physical disability    • Loss of quality of life    In ...
So, what to do about foot care    education for diabetics?We think health professionals can helpby educating diabetic peop...
Common Sense & StudyIt seems common sense to us but, inaddition, there was a systematic reviewto examine patient education...
The Study About Diabetic Foot Care          Education In Brief• There were 11 randomised controlled trials• In all, they s...
What the Study DidThe study evaluated educational programmes thatwere designed with reducing foot ulcer incidence inmind.T...
Bias?This type of study is at risk of bias.The results were mixed and the conclusionwas that further studies need to show:...
Bias 2: What Goes in the Packages?Any further studies would also need todistinguish between:• What is considered to be sta...
Recommendations for Diabetic Foot       Care Education Education alone won’t prevent foot ulceration and amputations. None...
On a Positive NoteIndications from the study are thatreductions in the incidence of ulcersand amputation could be effected...
What The Foot Care Centre(King’s Lynn) Would Like to SeeWe would like to see:Health professionals(nurses, doctors, foot ca...
CollaborationThose who are not trained in anatomyand physiology or diabetes couldapproach health professionals formaterial...
Get Advice if You Have Diabetes Drop in and see us at The Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn and we can give you foot care advic...
Study ReferenceDorresteijn J et al (2010) Patienteducation for preventing diabeticfoot ulceration    The Foot Care Centre ...
By Elizabeth Dutton      Visit us atThe Foot Care Centre     King’s Lynn!The Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn   Foot Care Trai...
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Have diabetes? Watch your feet! You need to prevent ulcers a sthe knock-on effects aren't good. Education is needed for the rising number of diabetic patients with reagrds their foot care. here's why

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  • Can Diabetic Foot Care Education Reduce Ulcers and Amputations? Results From Study & Our Recommendations
  • Diabetes Can Mean Foot Ulcers People with diabetes often suffer from foot ulceration It occurs more if they suffer from peripheral neuropathy and/or peripheral vascular disease
  • How Do Ulcers & Amputation Impact?People may suffer from:Physical disabilityLoss of quality of lifeIn addition...They may lose income, impacting on their family livesNHS healthcare costs go up, which impacts on us all
  • So, what to do about foot care education for diabetics?We think health professionals can help by educating diabetic people on how to prevent them developing ulcers in the first place.Why?
  • Common Sense & StudyIt seems common sense to us but, in addition, there was a systematic review to examine patient education programmes designed to prevent diabetic foot ulcers. Read on...
  • What the Study DidThe study evaluated educational programmes that were designed with reducing foot ulcer incidence in mind.They also looked at the incidence of recurrence of ulcers, amputation, callus development, fungal infection, and the number of hospital admissions (and the duration of stays).
  • Bias?This type of study is at risk of bias.The results were mixed and the conclusion was that further studies need to show:Bettermethodology And explicitly define the content of the packages/programmes
  • Bias 2: What Goes in the Packages?Any further studies would also need to distinguish between: What is considered to be standard education/information And the experimental programmes/packages
  • Recommendations for Diabetic Foot Care EducationEducation alone won’t prevent foot ulceration and amputations. Nonetheless, raising patient awareness on what will happen if they don’t look after their feet pays an important part in health care.
  • On a Positive NoteIndications from the study are that reductions in the incidence of ulcers and amputation could be effected by more comprehensive and preventative interventions which include specific education programmes.
  • What The Foot Care Centre (King’s Lynn) Would Like to SeeWe would like to see:Health professionals (nurses, doctors, foot care and other complementary therapists) offer education and advice....
  • CollaborationThose who are not trained in anatomy and physiology or diabetes could approach health professionals for materials to give to their clients and patientsThe materials would include the contact details of the health professionals and other people to contact.
  • Get Advice if You Have DiabetesDrop in and see us at The Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn and we can give you foot care advice and treatment.We also recommend you have regular checkups with your GP.
  • Study ReferenceDorresteijn J et al (2010) Patient education for preventing diabetic foot ulceration
  • By Elizabeth DuttonVisit us atThe Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn!
  • Can diabetic foot care education reduce ulcers and amputations

    1. 1. Can Diabetic Foot Care EducationReduce Ulcers and Amputations? Results From Study & Our Recommendations The Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn Foot Care Training Courses
    2. 2. Diabetes Can Mean Foot Ulcers •  People with diabetes often suffer from foot ulceration •  It occurs more if they suffer from peripheral neuropathy and/or peripheral vascular disease The Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn Foot Care Training Courses
    3. 3. How Do Ulcers & Amputation Impact? People may suffer from: • Physical disability • Loss of quality of life In addition... • They may lose income, impacting on their family lives • NHS healthcare costs go up, which impacts on us all The Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn Foot Care Training Courses
    4. 4. So, what to do about foot care education for diabetics?We think health professionals can helpby educating diabetic people on how toprevent them developing ulcers in thefirst place.Why? The Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn Foot Care Training Courses
    5. 5. Common Sense & StudyIt seems common sense to us but, inaddition, there was a systematic reviewto examine patient educationprogrammes designed to preventdiabetic foot ulcers.Read on... The Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn Foot Care Training Courses
    6. 6. The Study About Diabetic Foot Care Education In Brief• There were 11 randomised controlled trials• In all, they studied more than two and a half thousand adults who had type 1 or type 2 diabetes• They compared the programmes with usual care, bespoke care and no intervention The Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn Foot Care Training Courses
    7. 7. What the Study DidThe study evaluated educational programmes thatwere designed with reducing foot ulcer incidence inmind.They also looked at the incidence of recurrence ofulcers, amputation, callus development, fungalinfection, and the number of hospital admissions(and the duration of stays). The Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn Foot Care Training Courses
    8. 8. Bias?This type of study is at risk of bias.The results were mixed and the conclusionwas that further studies need to show:• Better methodology• And explicitly define the content of thepackages/programmes The Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn Foot Care Training Courses
    9. 9. Bias 2: What Goes in the Packages?Any further studies would also need todistinguish between:• What is considered to be standardeducation/information• And the experimental programmes/packages The Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn Foot Care Training Courses
    10. 10. Recommendations for Diabetic Foot Care Education Education alone won’t prevent foot ulceration and amputations. Nonetheless, raising patient awareness on what will happen if they don’t look after their feet pays an important part in health care. The Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn Foot Care Training Courses
    11. 11. On a Positive NoteIndications from the study are thatreductions in the incidence of ulcersand amputation could be effectedby more comprehensive andpreventative interventions whichinclude specific educationprogrammes. The Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn Foot Care Training Courses
    12. 12. What The Foot Care Centre(King’s Lynn) Would Like to SeeWe would like to see:Health professionals(nurses, doctors, foot care and othercomplementary therapists) offereducation and advice.... The Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn Foot Care Training Courses
    13. 13. CollaborationThose who are not trained in anatomyand physiology or diabetes couldapproach health professionals formaterials to give to their clients andpatientsThe materials would include the contactdetails of the health professionals andother people to contact. The Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn Foot Care Training Courses
    14. 14. Get Advice if You Have Diabetes Drop in and see us at The Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn and we can give you foot care advice and treatment. We also recommend you have regular checkups with your GP. The Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn Foot Care Training Courses
    15. 15. Study ReferenceDorresteijn J et al (2010) Patienteducation for preventing diabeticfoot ulceration The Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn Foot Care Training Courses
    16. 16. By Elizabeth Dutton Visit us atThe Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn!The Foot Care Centre King’s Lynn Foot Care Training Courses

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