The International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) has developed a number of instructional guides for preventing and diagnosing foot problems in patients with diabetes mellitus. They have developed a simple screening tool that can be used at every clinical encounter.


Screening questions to detect risk for foot complications in diabetes: 13


Each item is answered "yes" or "no".


The presence of 1 or more of the above means that a diabetic patient is at risk for a foot complication.


The risk is further increased if no action or referral is taken by the examiner.


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