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Diagnostic Tools For Foot Care

Two of the most important diagnostic tools are the monofilament and the tuning fork. Both help identify sensory neuropathy which is common in diabetics and can lead to ulceration. Since foot care nurses are often the only ones who actually examine the patient's feet, it would be a great service to provide these tests every 6 months. It might allow you to recognize changes that should be followed up with the patient's Primary Care Clinician.

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