Peripheral NeuropathyPeripheral neuropathy is the term for damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of the nerveor from the side effects of systemic illness.
Diabetic FootDiabetic foot is an umbrella term for foot problems in patients with diabetes mellitus.
Diabetic Foot UlcerDiabetic foot ulcer is one of the major complications of Diabetes mellitus.
Diabetic ShoesDiabetic shoes, sometimes referred to as extra depth or therapeutic shoes, are specially designed shoes or inserts intended to reduce the risk of skin breakdown in diabetics with co-existing foot disease.
CallusA callus is an especially toughened area of skin which has become relatively thick and hard in response to repeated friction, pressure, or other irritation.
UlcerAn ulcer is a sore on the skin or a mucous membrane, accompanied by the disintegration of tissue.
Diabetes MellitusDiabetes mellitus, often simply referred to as diabetes—is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced.
Hammer ToeA hammer toe is a deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joint of the second, third, or fourth toe causing it to be permanently bent, resembling a hammer.
Charcot ArthropathyCharcot arthropathy is a progressive musculoskeletal condition characterized by joint dislocation, fractures and deformities.
Certified PedorthistA Certified Pedorthist, or C. Ped. is a specialist in using footwear - which includes diabetic shoes, shoe modifications, foot orthoses and other pedorthic devises - to solve problems in, or related to, the foot and lower limb.
OrthoticsAn orthotic is an external device applied or attached to a lower body segment to improve function by controlling motion, providing support through stabilizing gait, reducing pain through transferring load to another area, correcting flexible deformities, and preventing progression of fixed deformities.
Flat FeetFlat feet (also called pes planus or fallen arches) is a formal reference to a medical condition in which the arch of the foot collapses, with the entire sole of the foot coming into complete or near-complete contact with the ground.
Plantar FasciitisPlantar fasciitis is a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia.
- Neuropathy Education (PDF)
- Meal Planner (PDF)
- Portion Estimator (PDF)
- My Personal Foot Evaluation (PDF)
- 10 Tips for Exercise (PDF)
- 12 Tips for Foot Care (PDF)
- ADA Glucose Target Goals (PDF)
- Diabetic Testing Log Book (PDF)
- Health Evaluations and Tests Record (PDF)
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Additional Diabetes Websites
- American Diabetes Association
To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. (WQ)
- Endocrine Disorders
This is a part of New York Online Access to Health (NOAH). (RM)
- Children with Diabetes
Tons of information for children with insulin-dependent diabetes and their parents, and for everyone interested in learning more. (RM, WQ)
- Diabetes Directory
This is a directory of diabetes-related Web pages on this site and other Web pages written by me at the Web sites of the American Diabetes Association and elsewhere. I am a freelance journalist and consultant specializing in writing about diabetes, which both my wife and I have." (WQ)
- Diabetes Monitor
One of the most valuable Web sites for diabetics, the Diabetes Monitor is also one of the most comprehensive and best designed." (RM, RP)
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (WQ)
- The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease
At the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland; has patient information documents on diabetes and its complications and news releases