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Saving Limbs and Saving Lives – CDFE’s

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Prevention – the ability to engage patients in their healthcare and provide real world data and treatments to avoid consequences.  In our office there is no better example than the Comprehensive Diabetic Foot Exam (CDFE).  This exam is performed annually by myself and my TEAM at Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates and consists of the following:

·         A complete vascular examination

o   Recommendations for additional testing if needed

·         A complete neurological examination

o   Recommendations for additional testing if needed

·         Footwear evaluation

·         Temperature distribution evaluation

·         Pressure point (weight bearing) evaluation

·         Diabetic education materials and information regarding good foot care tips and good sugar (glucose) control

For patients with diabetes, circulation or sensation problems can literally mean a death sentence if they are not caught early enough.  Lack of circulation (blood flow) combined with lack of sensation (neuropathy) can lead to sores, infections, amputations, and much worse.  My goal as part of the diabetes management TEAM is to provide education and to prevent these situations from happening.  Proper extra depth shoe gear and inserts help alleviate the pressures on the bottom of the feet and protect them from developing sores or ulcerations.

If you are diabetic, take control of your footcare and schedule a CDFE today!  It could save your life!

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