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  1. 1. LIVING WITH DIABETES Take care of the pair Cameron Kippen Podiatrist
  2. 2. DIABETES AND COMPLICATIONS  The Circulation  The Nerve Supply Symptoms Cramps Pain Cold Symptoms Numbness Pins & needles Burning
  3. 3. POOR CIRCULATION  Symptoms of diabetes  Delayed healing  Prone to all kinds of infection  Cholesterol plaques  Narrowing arteries  Increased blood pressure
  4. 4. DAMAGE TO NERVE SUPPLY Peripheral Neuropathy  numbness or insensitivity to pain or temperature  a tingling, burning, or prickling sensation  sharp pains or cramps  extreme sensitivity to touch, even light touch  loss of balance and coordination Autonomic neuropathy  Lack of sweat  Dry skin
  5. 5. FOOT HYGIENE Daily inspection Between the toes Back of the heels Nails Under the ball of the foot  Washing the feet  Hand hot water (46 degrees C)  Saline Footbath  Ten minute wash  Apply hand cream
  6. 6. FOOT MORPHOLOGY & LOCOMOTION  Symmetry  Pivot points and high pressure areas  Ulcers and amputation  Muscle wastage  Abnormal walking patterns
  7. 7. ROGUES GALLERY  Good foot  Bad foot
  8. 8. ROGUES GALLERY  Dry skin  Callus
  9. 9. ROGUES GALLERY  Corns  Corns and callus
  10. 10. ROGUES GALLERY  Moist Skin
  11. 11. ROGUES GALLERY  Ingrown Nails  Damaged Nails
  12. 12. ROGUES GALLERY  Ulcers  First Aid  Saline Foot Bath  Dry carefully  Betadine solution  Clean dressing  Review
  13. 13. A QUICK WORD ABOUT SHOES  Some tips  Accommodate both feet  Check length and breadth  Heel grip prevents unwanted movement  Avoid seems  Match shoe to activity
  14. 14. CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT (EPC) Blood Flow Nerve Testing Pressure Vibration Reflexes
  15. 15. FOOTNOTE CARE Control Blood Glucose Levels Annual Foot Inspection Report change immediately Engage in simple daily footcare
  16. 16. 7 HEALTHY HABITS  Monitor BGLs  Stay on the level (A1c)  Live the lifestyle  Keep your finger on the pulse  Eyeball your optomotrist  Hot foot it to the podiatrist  Don’t kid(ney) around

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