A new web site designed to help Primary Care Physicians and their patients
prevent diabetic foot problems is now available. A number of clinical
biomechanics issues are also discussed.

The site features a problem based "Prevention Guide for Clinicians", which
outlines prevention and early management strategies for common
complications seen in primary care practice such as loss of protective
sensation, ischemia, foot ulcers, infection and the Charcot foot. It also
includes an interactive case presentation. The "Prevention Guide for
Patients" has practical information to help decrease the risk of amputation
and other complications. The site includes a foreword by former U.S.
surgeon general C. Everett Koop. M.D., who sponsored the development of the
page through a visiting fellowship at the C. Everett Koop Institute at

The address of the site is: http://griffith.dartmouth.edu/ceki/DFC/index.html

Authors: Greg M. Caputo MD gcaputo@med.hmc.psu.edu
Jan Ulbrecht MD jsu1@psu.edu
Peter R. Cavanagh PhD prc@psu.edu

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