PODIATRIST STATES THAT REGULAR FOOT EXAMS FOR DIABETICS IS COST-EFFECTIVE
posted: Jun 12, 2014.
Podiatrist, Dr. James Walsh states, "feet are the furthest thing from our minds when it comes to health concerns. People don’t get routine foot exams, but that is changing for a growing group of Americans who have diabetes. Standard care for diabetes recommends regular foot exams as a cost-effective way to help prevent serious conditions that can lead to amputation and even death. I typically gives patient with diabetic or peripheral artery issues vascular exams and sensory tests to see if they’re losing sensation anywhere on the foot. That can be correlated with a recommendation for shoes and gear to help prevent those ulcers. People meeting the diabetic and loss-of-sensation criteria of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are eligible for a pair of shoes and three pairs of inserts a year."
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