Management of Diabetic Foot

This course covers preventing and managing foot problems in children, young people and adults with diabetes using the NICE guidelines. Ensuring this is done safely means providing people with diabetes with the tools to increase their (weight-bearing) physical activity without unnecessarily increasing their foot ulcer risk (Mueller et al., 2013; van Netten et al., 2020). Other performance-approach goals that are related to the reduction of foot ulcer risk and can be monitored using (wearable) smart technology are continuous low-plantar pressures in the footwear worn, high adherence to the targeted individualized interventions, and a reduced number of abnormal temperature differences between the feet (Bus et al., 2020; van Netten et al., 2020)