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Friday, July 25, 2014

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention - Leading the effort to treat and prevent diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives


Quick Guide Cards

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For Patient Education:

IHS Foot Care Patient Education Materials - A variety of foot care materials for use in American Indian/Alaska Native communities.

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For Professionals:

Feet Can Last a Lifetime Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov - A tool kit designed for health care providers who provide foot care treatment to people with diabetes.
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov - Specialized foot care certification for nurses to improve patient care.
Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention Program (LEAP) Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov - A comprehensive program that can dramatically reduce lower extremity amputations in individuals with diabetes mellitus.

  • Web-Based Trainings – View and download web-based trainings developed by the IHS Division of Diabetes on basic diabetes clinical care, diabetes clinical guidelines and communication skills. Information on availability of continuing education credits is also provided.
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For Diabetes Programs:
  • Stepped Approach to Implementing IHS Best Practice for Diabetic Foot Care – Describes basic, intermediate and comprehensive levels of diabetic foot care programs.
  • Text Version [PDF - 17KB]  - (text-only version more accessible to visually-impaired users)
  • Illustration [PDF - 23KB]

Overview How To Other Resources

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention | Phone: (505) 248-4182 | Fax: (505) 248-4188 | diabetesprogram@ihs.gov