Diabetes Foot Care

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South Dakota Urban Indian Health (SDUIH) believes that proper foot care is essential in diabetic treatment. Specialized staff provides comprehensive high-risk foot care for patients suffering from diabetes helping to prevent new or more serious problems from occurring.


FOOT CARE SERVICES:

  • Proper foot care is necessary in diabetic care/treatment
  • Foot Care exams are part of the patient’s annual visit

FOOT CARE EXAM SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Inspection and Monitoring Mono-filament Test
  • Trimming and cutting toenails
  • Shaving corns and calluses (prevents skin ulcers)
  • Treatment of foot ulcers, infections and in-grown toenails
  • Referral to a Podiatrist (foot specialist) if needed.