Diabetes Webinar hosted by Dr. Jeffrey Robbins

Dr. Jeffrey Robbins

As part of Diabetes Awareness Month, the Amputee Coalition and Organogenesis Inc. convened an educational webinar for U.S. veterans, their families, caregivers, and clinicians on preventing limb loss for patients battling diabetes. “Patient education on proper care of the diabetic foot is an absolutely critical component of diabetes management and prevention of lower limb amputations,” stated Jeffrey Robbins, DPM, Director of Podiatric Services at the Veterans Administration and Lois Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. 

During the diabetes webinar, Robbins advised diabetic patients to check their feet daily for any cuts or sores, wear appropriately fitting shoes and socks, and avoid going barefoot at all times as even the smallest cut or blister has the potential to turn into a chronic non-healing ulcer. Robbins also discussed the Amputation Prevention program at the VA and how patients can best navigate the system to get the care they need.

Jeffrey Robbins, DPM has been board certified with the ABPM since 1993.

Source: PM News, Online