Screening for the high-risk diabetic foot: a 60-second tool (2012)<sup>©</sup>

  • R Gary Sibbald University of Toronto
  • Elizabeth A Ayeloo Excelsior College of Nursing
  • Afsaneh Alavi Women’s College Hospital
  • Brian Ostrow University of Toronto
  • Julia Lowe University of Toronto
  • Mariam Botros Women’s College Wound Healing Clinic
  • Laurie Goodman Toronto Regional Wound Healing Clinics
  • Kevin Woo Queen’s University
  • Hiske Smart Stellenbosch University
Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, high-risk foot neuropathy

Abstract

People with diabetes mellitus will develop lower-limb complications, such as neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease, foot ulcers, and lower-leg amputations. Resources to control elevated haemoglobin A1c and blood pressure, along with the standardised approach using the 60-second tool (2012)©, can detect the high-risk diabetic foot and help prevent complications.

Author Biographies

R Gary Sibbald, University of Toronto
MBSc,MD,Med, FRCPC(Med Derm), MACP, FAAD, MAPWCA Professor of Public Health and Medicine University of Toronto Toronto Ontario Canada; Director International Interprofessional Wound Care Course & Masters of Science in Community Health (Prevention & Wound Care) Dalla Lana School of Public Health University of Toronto; Past President World Union of Wound Healing Societies Clinical Editor Advances in Skin & Wound Care Ambler Pennsylvania
Elizabeth A Ayeloo, Excelsior College of Nursing
PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, ETN, MAPWCA, FAAN Faculty Excelsior College of Nursing Albany New York; Senior Advisor The John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing; President Ayello, Harris & Associates; Clinical Editor Advances in Skin & Wound Care Ambler Pennsylvania
Afsaneh Alavi, Women’s College Hospital
MD, FRCPC(Derm) Dermatologist and Wound Care Consultant Women’s College Hospital Toronto Ontario Canada
Brian Ostrow, University of Toronto
MD, FRCSC, IIWCC (Toronto) Adjunct Lecturer University of Toronto Toronto Ontario Canada
Julia Lowe, University of Toronto
MBChB, MMedSci Associate Professor Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism University of Toronto Toronto Ontario Canada
Mariam Botros, Women’s College Wound Healing Clinic
CDE, DCh Chiropodist Women’s College Wound Healing Clinic Toronto Ontario Canada; Director Diabetes, Healthy Feet & You anadian Wound Care Association
Laurie Goodman, Toronto Regional Wound Healing Clinics
MHScN, BA, RN, IIWCC (Toronto) Advanced Practice Nurse and Wound Educator Toronto Regional Wound Healing Clinics Toronto Ontario Canada
Kevin Woo, Queen’s University
PhD, RN, FAPWCA Assistant Professor School of Nursing Queen’s University Kingston Ontario Canada
Hiske Smart, Stellenbosch University
MA, RN, PG Dip(UK), IIWCC (Toronto) Course Coordinator IIWCC: South Africa Department of Community Health Medicine Stellenbosch University Tygerberg Campus & Cape Town, Republic of South Africa; Clinical Nurse Specialist: Wound Care Welkom Medi-Clinic Welkom Republic of South Africa
Section
Diabetes