Diabetes Foot Care , Nursing Care Plan

- 50% – 75% of lower extremity amputation are performed on people with diabetes.

- 50% amputation as preventable

- Three diabetes complication contribute to the risk of foot infections:

- Neuropathy:

- loss of pain and pressure sensation.

- increased dryness and fissuring of the skin.

- Peripheral vascular disease:

- Poor circulation of lower extremity contributes to poor wound healing and development of gangrene.

- immunocompromised:

hyperglycemia impairs the ability to specialized leukocyte to destroy the bacteria.


- Foot assessment and foot care instruction are the most important when dealing with patient who are at high risk for developing foot infection .

- The monofilament test used to assess the sensation in pt with diabetes.

- Adapted with permission from Cameron.


- Monofilaments is gently applied to a bout five pressure points on the foot.

- Semmes-weinstein monofilament used by clinicials.

- Disposable monofilament used by the pt.

Characteristics include:

- Duration of the diabetes more than 10 years.

- Age more than 40 years.

- History of smoking.

- Decreased sensation

- Anatomic deformities or pressure areas.

- History of previous foot ulcer ot amputation

- Teach the patient proper foot care

- Provide foot bathing in warm not hot water. Drying after washing, and lubricant the feet.

- Feet must be inspected daily detecting any redness or injury or ulceration.

- Toenails should be terminated straight across and sharp corner.

- Wear shoes and socks all the time

- Never walk bare foot

- Wear comfortable shoes that fit and protected the foot.

¡Keep the blood floweing in to your foot :

- put the foot up when sitting.

-wiggle the toes and move the ankles up and down fof 5 min, 2 -3 times.

- don’t croos the legs for long time.

- do not smoking.

- Check with the doctor

The process of the blood glucose any problems.

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