Consensus and supplementsSupplement: No foot is an island

Supplement: No foot is an island

01/03/13 | Diabetic foot ulcers, Supplements | Ailsa Sharp

Supplement: No foot is an islandFoot ulcers are a common cause of hospital admission in people with diabetes and cause great expense to the NHS, yet patients are not consistently receiving optimal foot care from a multidisciplinary team – and the team is incomplete without the patient. There is no doubt that, to be successful in supporting patients, clinicians need to understand how to empower people to take an active role in their own care and how to include the patient at the heart of the care process.