Components of the Comprehensive Diabetes Evaluation (5)
Slide 5 of 7 (Part 2 of 2) The physical examination includes a comprehensive examination of both feet During the inspection, palpation of the dorsalis pedis and posterior tibial pulses is conducted The presence or absence of patellar and Achilles reflexes should also be noted Proprioception, vibration, and monofilament sensation is also determined (See also Section VI. Prevention and Management of Diabetes Complications. Recommendations: Neuropathy Foot Care, Slides 105-108)29Reference American Diabetes Association. Standards of medical care in diabetes—2013. Diabetes Care 2013;36(suppl 1):S17; Table 7.