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Topic wanted for a talk

Discussion in 'Diabetic Foot & Wound Management' started by gangrene1, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. gangrene1

    gangrene1 Active Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I need to present a talk (approx. 1 hr) to a bunch of endocrine docs. In fact, my colleague had already presented quite a number of topics such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, PAD, Biomechanics in relation to diabetic foot, woundcare management.

    I would really appreciate if anyone could suggest any topics (must be related to diabetes) that would be a great help!:sinking:

  2. malaligned

    malaligned Member

    HI Gangrene 1,

    what about Charcot neuroarthropathies they still tend to get missed.I had a fellow recently who was admitted under endo for cellulitis and Charcot was not picked up.
    just a thought
  3. METaylor

    METaylor Active Member

    What about the role of zinc in wound healing and the frequency of zinc deficiency in Australia and especially in diabetics
  4. gangrene1

    gangrene1 Active Member

    Thanks guys for your input.
    Greatly appreciated ; )
  5. cwiebelt

    cwiebelt Active Member

    hi there,

    what a fantasic oppurtunity to represent podiatry and educate the endocrinologist about the role of podiatry.
    well if you have a wide variety of potentail topics.

    the Diabetic Journey from inital assemment to management (depandant on findings) preventative care.
    Effective podiatry education and empowering the client.
    Foot ulcers and types of ulcers
    Charcot joint (often mised or misdiagnosed)
    post amputation management

    and dont forget the pictures.

    good luck

  6. gangrene1

    gangrene1 Active Member

    Hi Chris,
    thanks for your suggestions. :rolleyes:

  7. perrypod

    perrypod Active Member

    why not zinc and vitamin c in the role of healing?
  8. gangrene1

    gangrene1 Active Member

    Hi Perrypod,

    Would you please elaborate more on the zince and vit c in the role of wound healing?
    Are they somekind of wound products or nutrition issues?

  9. perrypod

    perrypod Active Member

    Nutritional issues. For example, let's just briefly look at lack of vitamin c. We have known for many years that lack of vitamin c prevents and or delays healing, so vitamin c status is important in the general populace. What really amazes me is that diet is not always routinely considered before sugery. Even if you are doing just a minor procedure, it's good to check that, inter alia, the patient is eating a well balanced healthy diet. This is even more important in Diabetics, even if their glucose levels are well controlled, as any wounds may be sluggish to heal. This should be of interest to all endocrinologists.

    Colin P
  10. gangrene1

    gangrene1 Active Member

    Hi Colin,
    thanks for youyr reply. I;ll see what I can do on the topic as suggested. Sounds like a dietician will be a better choice of professional to give such a talk though,
  11. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    Hi Miss Gangrene, if you serach the tags I think you will find info on Vit c I know Margaret Taylor who has a nutrition/doc/prolotherapist background has discussed this before.
    Do not forget basics with anyone outside podiatry.
    Even how and why and what we do primary care( from nail eduction/redefinition, debridement verse enucleation, offloading/ reduction of friction and pressure/what constitutes good footwear )) and its roll in prevention I have found to be a mystery to many.
    congrats and good luck, just remember you will know more than they will when it comes to feet.:))


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