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Editor’s Note, DCMS #144: Treating Calluses in Diabetic Patients

Jul 8, 2013

Often times when we see a diabetes patient, the first thing we look for are problems with the feet. When I meet a new patient, I always ask whether they have seen a podiatrist. These physicians specialize in problems from the tips of the toes to the tops of the ankles, and no one is more fit to diagnose and treat foot problems.

To decrease pain, some podiatrists will offer to file down calluses and this brings relief to many patients. However, this practice may not be the best for everyone according to the Director of a Peripheral Vascular Disease Clinic in New York and this week’s Disaster Averted author, who has information on why indiscriminate callus care can lead to amputations and what can be done to avoid them.

Our Homerun Slides finish up with the third part of Wellness Initiatives in the Workplace, and our Clinical Text focuses again on Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Childhood and Adolescence. Our Mastery In Minutes video with Brian Wansink will give you practical tips to pass on to patients on which diet is best for them.