Foot care in diabetes is usually given minimal importance until a complication occurs. Individuals with diabetes are at 20 times more risk of limb amputations, of which many can be easily prevented. In view of this, the departments of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Vascular surgery converged to organize a training program for medical, and paramedical fraternity-on foot care and foot wear modification training in diabetes.
Every community has nurses, physiotherapists and individuals trained in prosthetics & Orthotics- many of whom are in constant contact with individuals with diabetes. Training them on management of pre-ulcerative lesions of the foot e.g. callosity removal and designing footwear to off load abnormal pressure point in the feet as part of primary prevention can be a turning point for an individual with diabetes with his/her whole productive life ahead of them.
The course includes theory classes on basic concepts of diabetes and foot complications commonly encountered, taken by Diabetes foot care team and vascular surgeons. Upon development of an ulcer – how to manage dressings and debridement is focused upon.
Training on foot wear modification and other orthoses involved in diabetes foot ulcer management will be conducted by the Prosthetic and Orthotic technicians at the Rehabilitation Center here based on several years of experience. The program also includes hands on foot wear creation, modification, debridement of callosity and ulcer on a model, and on patients as well.
We invite applications for Foot care and Foot wear Training in Diabetes. Once in three months as well. The dates will be intimated online, periodically.
A post-graduate course aimed at HCPC registered podiatrists who work in specialist multi-disciplinary diabetic clinics. Validated by the College of Podiatrists and the Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists.
This module aims to:
Develop participants knowledge of all aspects of diabetes.
Develop participants ability to understand complications that occur in people with diabetes.
Develop participants ability to understand, in depth, the podiatric complications that occur in people with diabetes.
Develop participants podiatric clinical skills in assessing in people with diabetes.
Increase participants confidence in identifying people with diabetes who have foot pathologies secondary to the disease.
Increase participants confidence in identifying people with diabetes who are at risk of developing foot pathologies secondary to the disease.
Assist participants to formulate short and long-term podiatric care plans for patients with diabetes, with emphasis on multi-disciplinary team work and prompt specialist referral when necessary.