The Diabetes Show Ep 008

The Diabetes ShowAired: Sunday, April 12, 2015

Topic: Foot Care Education

Guests: Dr. Minh H. Nguyen, Medical Director of the Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center; with his Nurse Manager, VeShawna Brown.

Nuggets:

“ABC’s of Foot Protection:
A – Target of 6.5 — Hemoglobin A1c three month test
B – Blood Pressure control
C – Target of 100 or below Cholesterol
D – Recognize Foot Deformities
E – Target of 30 minutes of Daily Exercise”

“You are your own doctor. Take charge of your appointments. Come with your list. Take off your shoes and socks.”

“80% of Diabetics will have neuropathy.”

“Daily: look for scrapes, open wounds, redness, excessive moisture, cracks, trauma, bacteria and ulcers.”

“On Medicare? You are entitled to one free pair of Diabetes shoes per year.”

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