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Foot problems in diabetes

Foot problems in diabetes

Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

September 25, 2015

Updated

June 9, 2016

Programme Description

Dr Suneeta Kochhar describes the steps recommended by NICE for preventing and managing foot problems in people with diabetes. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include clinical examination to assess for neuropathy, limb ischaemia, ulceration etc, management of diabetic foot ulcers, and when to refer.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand the importance of assessing for foot problems in patients with diabetes
  • List the steps involved in assessing and managing foot problems in diabetes
  • Recognise when to refer patients
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Suneeta Kochhar
    GP
    Bexhill
    UK

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.

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