Offers practical advice on detecting and managing diabetes-related foot complications. Includes patient risk factors, preventative footwear, conducting foot exams, wound care (debridement and off-loading), managing infections and faulty healing, and charcot foot and peripheral arterial disease.
Includes bibliographic references and index.
Chapters: Role of systemic disease in diabetic foot complications -- Pathogenesis of diabetic foot complications -- Diabetic foot examination -- Foot risk classification and prevention -- Shoes and insoles for at-risk people with diabetes -- Ulcer assessment and classification -- Off-loading the diabetic foot wound -- Debridement of the diabetic foot -- Adjunctive wound therapies -- Diabetic charcot foot: recognition, evaluation, and management -- Infection in the diabetic foot -- Evaluation and management of peripheral arterial disease.
The economic cost of HIV/AIDS in Canada -- Changing the balance of power: the Listen UP! research project and participatory research with marginalized communities -- Gender, injection drug use and HIV risk in Ontario, Canada -- HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal women in Canada -- HIV counselling and testing among pregnant women in Canada: best practices -- Gender differences in results of a programme to promote the sexual health of high school students in Nova Scotia -- HIV prevention programmes and female prostitutes: the Canadian context.
Integrating care across disciplines and organisations around the needs of the person with diabetes has been proposed as an approach that could improve care while reducing cost- but has it and can it? Integrated Diabetes Care- A Multidisciplinary Approach collates evidence of worldwide approaches to both horizontal integration (across disciplines) and vertical integration (across organizations) in diabetes care and describe what was done, what worked and what appeared to be the barriers to achieving the goals of the programmes. Evidence is sought from groups who have developed different approaches to integrating diabetes care in different health systems (eg insurance vs tax payer funded, single vs multiple organization, published vs unpublished). A final chapter brings the evidence together for a final discussion about what seems to work and what does not.
comprehensive resource for all nurses who work with diabetes patients. Expert advice on: the evolution of the nurse's roles in diabetes care and education, recent research on complications and associated diseases, practical issues, such as the effects of anxiety, depression, and polypharmacy, updated guidelines for nutrition therapy and physical activity, how diabetes affects women, children, and the elderly. An extensive resources section featuring contact information for useful organizations and essential patient care.