Intended Learners
This activity is designed for physicians, pharmacists, podiatrists, and nurses who are involved in the management of patients with wounds.

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the changes in insulin/glucose regulation in diabetic patients
  • Explain the neuropathic and vascular changes that may contribute to the formation of foot ulcers in the diabetic patient
  • Discuss important physical, neurological, and vascular assessment tests commonly used in the assessment of diabetic foot ulcers
  • Identify and describe distinguishing characteristics of foot ulcers in the diabetic patient
  • Compare and contrast several systems used to classify diabetic foot ulcers