You learn how Foot ulcers due to neuropathy and/or ischemia, often complicated by infection, are a leading cause of hospitalisation and amputation in diabetic patients.
You know that sensory neuropathy, foot abnormality, missing pulses and previous history of ulcers or amputation are risk factors for ulceration and you can make examination of them.
You know that regular examination of feet, offloading and protective footwear and use of new technologies reduce the risk to wounds and amputations.
You are able to consult vascular surgery and medical doctor if needed (bad circulation, infection).
You know that prevention and treatment of foot ulceration by multidisciplinary teams is necessary.