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.
Introduction : First Nations, MeÂ´tis, and Inuit in Canada : understanding the issues -- Western and aboriginal ways of knowing -- Cultural competency, cultural sensitivity, and cultural safety -- Historical overview -- Understanding the determinants of health and Canadaâ€™s native population -- Diabetes, diet, and nutrition -- Chronic and infectious diseases -- Womenâ€™s and childrenâ€™s health -- Mental health -- Hybridisation of health care and the way forward for aboriginal health.