Diabetic foot ulcers occur as a result of various factors all of which occur with higher frequency and intensity in the diabetic population.
These diabetic foot lesions are responsible for more hospitalizations than any other complication of diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations in the United States, with approximately 5% of diabetic developing foot ulcers each year and 1% requiring amputation.
It is very important for Diabetes Patients to routinely visit a foot clinic, which are often held in Pharmacy Chains in Canada for proper screening. Early detection of foot ulcers can make a difference in the complications that can occur from Diabetic Neuropathy.
At HEAT Inc., we understand the importance of patient education and screening to prevent certain diabetic complications from occurring. We have developed Diabetes Foot Screening Clinics for the Pharmacy Setting taking into consideration the entire continuum of care including the Pharmacist, the Foot Nurse, The doctor and most importantly the patient!
We are proud to announce that we are now carrying the NC-STAT, which is a fast accurate and quantitative test that may be used to evaluate neuropathies such as Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN). This screening device is great for pharmacists and other healthcare providers to use with patients in any clinical setting.
December 06, 2011