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Foot Care
MISSION: Foot Care
The purpose of the American Diabetes Association Interest Group on Foot Care is to develop national standards for foot care; to develop educational programs in foot care management and prevention for health care professionals and individuals with diabetes; to promote clinical and scientific research into the etiology and pathogenesis of diabetic foot disease; to increase public awareness of the spectrum and frequency of foot problems associated with diabetes; to promote the collection of accurate data on amputations and diabetes; and to promote national and international collaboration between agencies concerned with diabetes research and the educational programs geared toward prevention. 

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Digital Media by Interest Group Members


Popular Books by Interest Group Members

Print: Podiatrist Diabetes Reference Set by David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, and Lawrence A. Lavery, DPM, MPH

Print / App:
 ADA's Clinical Practice Recommendations 2014 Supplement, Pocket Charts, Apps and more.

eBook / Print:
21 Things You Need to Know About Diabetes and Your Feet by Neil Scheffler, DPM, FACFAS
Marvin Levin Travel Scholarships 

The young scientists listed below have been awarded the 2015 Marvin Levin, MD Travel Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded each year by the Professional Section Interest Group on Foot Care in honor of Dr. Levin, who is internationally known for his contributions to the understanding of diabetic foot disorders.

Direct Revascularization Based on the Angiosome Model (AM) Reduces Risk of Major Amputations and Increases Life Expectancy in Diabetic Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) and Diabetic Foot Ulceration (DFU)

Alberto Coppelli, PhD

Cognitive dysfunction: Part And Parcel Of The Diabetic Foot

Rachel Natovich, PhD

Upcoming Meetings 

SAVE THE DATE! Plan to join your colleagues and leading diabetes experts in San Francisco on March 4-6, 2016. Discover the latest advances in diabetes treatment and management through interactive, small-group presentations.

Additional Suggested Resources
Topic-focused sessions on foot care research and treatment are offered. CE credit is available for these professional education activities at the live events, including the Annual Scientific Sessions. After the meeting, you may view these special sessions online.
Webcast highlights from past meetings include:

73rd Scientific Sessions (June 21-25, 2013 Chicago, Illinois) 

72nd Scientific Sessions (June 8 - 12, 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 

Session: Foot Complications (Includes Roger Pecoraro Lecture)

71st Scientific Sessions (June 24 - 28, 2011 San Diego, California) 

Presentation:Preventing Amputations in Diabetes (Speaker: Lee C. Rogers)
58th Annual Advanced Postgraduate Course (February 25 - 27, 2011 New York, New York)
70th Scientific Sessions (June 25 - 29, 2010 Orlando, Florida)

Session: Foot Complications

70th Scientific Sessions (June 25 - 29, 2010 Orlando, Florida)

To view all live, online and print ADA Professional Education opportunities, please visit Professional Education.