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FEATURE

WHAT'S
ALL THE
H PLA

About Diabetic Foot Care?
BY RAYMOND A. FRITZ, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM, FAPWCA, C.PED.

T

he Hoopla about diabetic foot care is due to the fact that
diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic amputations in
this country. The number of amputations is estimated to be
73,000 a year according to a National Diabetes Statistic Report.

It is critical for diabetics to understand that they are at increased
risk for foot ulceration, infection and potentially even amputation.
The good news is that with education and training, along with
proper foot care, these risks can be significantly reduced.

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