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Aiming at “De Feet” and Diabetes: A Rural Model to Increase Annual Foot Examinations

Authors
  • Susie E. Beem
  • Margaret Machala
  • Craig Holman
  • Randal Wraalstad
  • Ann Bybee
Publisher
© American Journal of Public Health 2004
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2004
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Medicine
License
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Abstract

Something is afoot in south central Idaho. After 2 years of work, the percentage of people with diabetes receiving recommended annual foot examinations has increased by 13.8%, exceeding the state average. This turnaround, from being the region with the lowest percentage of foot examinations in the state, was made possible when South Central District Health joined diabetes coalition members to develop a comprehensive program that maximizes limited resources in the rural, 8-county service area.

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