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On World Diabetes Day, action in Rocinha alert the population to disease

Action highlights importance of diabetic foot care, one of the most sensitive parts of the body for sufferers of the disease

 
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During the action, which takes place from 8am to 12pm, will be held the monofilament exam, which  assessing the sensitivity of the feet.
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During the action, which takes place from 8am to 12pm, will be held the monofilament exam, which assessing the sensitivity of the feet.

On Wednesday, November 14, marks the World Diabetes Day and the State Institute for Diabetes and Endocrinology Luiz Capriglione (IEDE) will be in the Sports Complex of Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro, taking part in an action organized by the Brazilian Diabetes. A team of the institution of the State Department of Health - formed by physiotherapists and occupational therapists, nurses, social worker and massage therapist - who attend go through site offering information about the disease and the leading foot care, one of the most sensitive parts of the body for sufferers of the disease.

During the action, which takes place from 8am to 12pm, will be held the monofilament exam, which evaluates the sensitivity of the feet. In addition, visitors will learn diabetics exercises to improve foot health kits and will stick with orange, sandpaper, washcloth and moisturizing cream to take care of the region. The treatment is already done in patients in the unit.

"Our multidisciplinary team will make assessments of feet at risk, check for bruises and chilblains, footwear and offer guidance on ways to moisturize the skin, which, in diabetic patients, usually thinner and drier than normal. That ends predisposing to injuries that can develop into a more severe, leading to amputation. The idea is that the concern in taking care of the foot begins as soon as the patient is

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