Diabetes Awareness

Include a DPM for Diabetes Prevention & Management

2017 Diabetes Campaign LogoPodiatrists are the expert in the foot and ankle. If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, you should make an appointment with a podiatrist right away. Podiatrists are trained to treat foot conditions that can be caused by diabetes, such as neuropathy, infection, and ulcers. 

Be sure you're seeing the most qualified health-care professional to treat your feet by looking for the letters "DPM" after her or his name. Seeing a podiatrist for foot care can reduce amputation rates by 45 to 85 percent.

When you add a podiatrist to your health-care team, he or she can provide you with important information so you're better able to manage the effects of diabetes on your feet. If you are looking for a podiatrist in your area, check out our Find a Podiatrist tool.

Whether you've been diagnosed recently or have been fighting the disease for years, the resources below will help you to monitor your feet and prevent complications.

For Patients:

For APMA Members:

  • Digital Toolkit
    Access the digital toolkit here
  • Footprints Newsletter
    Download the new special diabetes-focused edition of APMA's member-to-patient newsletter.
  • The Three-Minute Diabetic Foot Exam 
    This brief exam was developed so it could be easily performed by a wide range of health-care providers.
  • Impact of Diabetes by State
    View your state's incidence of diabetes and estimated annual costs related to diabetes.
  • Therapeutic Footwear Infographic
    Dr. Comfort created this infographic to demonstrate the benefits of therapeutic footwear for patients with diabetes.
  • Diabetes Surveys and Studies
    APMA has commissioned several studies related to diabetes. Share the information in media interviews and on social media.
  • Journal Articles
    Search JAPMA Online for the latest in diabetic foot health research.

Additional Diabetes and Foot Health Resources

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