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Diabetes Update: Proactive Steps for Healthy Foot Care

Broadcast Date: March 7, 2006
(2 hours)

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Program Overview

Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. And while as many as 21 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, more than 6 million people remain undiagnosed. In spite of efforts to control diabetes and improve limb salvage rates, the number of diabetes-related amputations continues to rise. Over 80,000 amputations are performed each year, with approximately one-half being partial foot procedures and one-half being higher amputations. For people with diabetes, limb amputations occur 10 to 30 times more often than in persons without diabetes. By evaluating and identifying patients at risk for amputation, clinicians may initiate simple, preventive interventions that can help lower these dismal statistics.

Faculty

Terry Treadwell, MD
Institute for Advanced Wound Care

Ace Anglin, DPM
Lister Hill Health Center

Michelle Jeffcoat, RD
Sensi Nutrition, Inc.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, dietitians and social workers.

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None for this program.

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(334) 206-5618 or email ALPHTN

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