TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2015, Cilt 14, Sayı, 5     (Sayfalar: 470-474)

Diabetic foot care and protection

Hafize Özdemir Alkanat 1

1 Giresun Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Giresun

DOI: 10.14292/totbid.dergisi.2015.67
Görüntüleme: 139
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İndirme : 244

Although the treatment of diabetic foot problems has been improving, still the best way to cope with it is to prevent the complications. Diabetic patients should be aware of the importance of knowing how to recognize and prevent foot problems early, and to reach the right treatment when faced with complications. People with diabetes should learn how to examine their own feet. Patients at risk should understand the implications of the loss of protective sensation, the importance of foot monitoring on a daily basis, the proper care of the foot, including nail and skin care, and the selection of appropriate footwear. Patients with visual difficulties, physical constraints or cognitive problems impairing their ability in managing diabetes, need other people, such as a family member to assess the condition of the foot and to assist their care. In this article there are recommendations for foot care of the diabetic patients with non-ulcerated foot.

Anahtar Kelimeler : diabetic foot; care; protection