DIABETES IN PRACTICE FOR PODIATRISTS
** This podiatry cpd course has been updated in February 2020***
People living with diabetes are encouraged to see their podiatrist at least twice a year as part of the Annual Cycle of Care. Therefore, in your role as a podiatrist, you have many opportunities to support people living with diabetes and help them reduce their chance of diabetes-related foot complications. This course will provide you with increased knowledge and understanding of diabetes, enabling you to have meaningful conversations with people living with diabetes using simple, clear language.
By completing this course you will:
- Update your knowledge on diabetes and it’s management.
- Be provided with examples of appropriate language to create awareness of the link between foot care and overall diabetes management that is meaningful for the person living with diabetes.
- Improve your ability to support the person living with diabetes with practical tools such as; how to ask the right questions, what steps to take when faced with a healthy or at risk foot, when to give advice and when to refer your client on.
- Receive handouts that you can download and print to share with the people you see
- Minimise complications to the foot, through referral, foot care education and follow-up.
“Diabetes in Practice for Podiatrists is a wonderful user friendly resource to give practitioners a better understanding of diabetes. Foot complications are a common consequence of diabetes and this course enables you to have a supportive conversation with the person living with diabetes to help avoid preventable foot complications.”
Dr Frances Henshaw Lecturer in Podiatry Podiatric Medicine Western Sydney University
This online podiatry cpd course takes 6 hours to complete, worth 6 cpd hours.
If you are looking to increase your technical diabetes knowledge and learn more about the pathophysiology of diabetes please refer to our course Diabetes Essentials.