Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects millions of people worldwide. One of the most common complications of diabetes is foot problems, which can lead to serious health issues if left untreated. As a healthcare professional, it is essential to have a comprehensive understanding of diabetic foot management to provide optimal care for patients. “Managing the Diabetic Foot” is a book that provides a thorough guide to the assessment, diagnosis, and management of foot problems in diabetic patients.
The book is written by Michael E. Edmonds and Alethea V. M. Foster, both of whom are experts in the field of diabetic foot care. Michael E. Edmonds is a Consultant Physician and Diabetologist at King’s College Hospital, London, and Alethea V. M. Foster is a Formerly Honorary Consultant Podiatrist at King’s College Hospital, London. Their extensive knowledge and experience in diabetic foot care make them the perfect authors for this book.
“Managing the Diabetic Foot” is divided into six stages, each addressing a different aspect of diabetic foot management. The stages are:
The Normal Foot
The High-Risk Foot
The Ulcerated Foot
The Infected Foot
The Necrotic Foot
The Unsalvageable Foot
Each stage provides a comprehensive overview of the specific foot problem, including its causes, symptoms, assessment, diagnosis, and management. The book also covers the prevention and treatment of foot problems, as well as the importance of patient education and follow-up care.
The book includes a variety of features that make it an excellent resource for healthcare professionals. These include:
Practical tips and advice on managing difficult cases and complex clinical scenarios
Real-life case studies that illustrate the application of theoretical concepts in practical situations
Clear and concise language that makes the information easy to understand and implement
Numerous illustrations, diagrams, and tables that enhance the text and provide a visual aid for understanding
A focus on evidence-based practice, ensuring that healthcare professionals are up-to-date with the latest research and guidelines
“Managing the Diabetic Foot” is an indispensable resource for healthcare professionals who work with diabetic patients, including:
Diabetes specialist nurses
The book is also useful for students and residents who are interested in diabetic foot care.
“Managing the Diabetic Foot” is a comprehensive guide that provides healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage diabetic foot problems effectively. The book is well-written, easy to follow, and includes practical tips and advice that can be applied in real-life situations. It is an essential resource for anyone who works with diabetic patients and wants to provide the best possible care.