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For more information on foot care, use the following resources:

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) DIABETES (342-2383)
www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/complications/foot-care.html
This Web page offers tips for taking care of your feet. You can order free information booklets on daily foot care and neuropathy over the phone.

LEAP PROGRAM
(888) ASK-HRSA (275-4772)
www.hrsa.gov/leap/
On LEAP’s Web site, you can watch an informational video on foot testing, download the LEAP self-testing brochure, and order a monofilament testing kit. You can also order one of these kits over the phone.

AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
9312 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
www.apma.org
The APMA Web site offers foot health information and answers to frequently asked questions. Click on “Find a Podiatrist” to locate a foot-care specialist who is an APMA member near you.

NATIONAL DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM
One Diabetes Way
Bethesda, MD 20814-9692
(888) 693-NDEP (6337)
ndep.nih.gov/publications/OnlineVersion.aspx?NdepId=NDEP-4
You can order NDEP’s “Take Care of Your Feet for a Lifetime” brochure over the phone, or you can print the brochure from NDEP’s Web site. On the site you can also find a foot-care “To Do” list and information on Medicare coverage of therapeutic footwear.

 

 

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