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There should be a course, just on diabetic foot infections. Since diabetes is affecting the feet more than any other part of the body, we need to be able to correlate that as far as we’re dealing with diabetes, and what can happen as far as for eyesight, loss of vision, what can happen with other organs and  as far as with shutting down kidneys, liver, things like that pancreas, we also need to be able to educate about the importance of your feet, the circulatory system, the neurological component, and also to be able to incorporate in our allopathic schools, the importance of going to a podiatrist and understanding that if you’re going into primary care, if you’re going into family practice, that you’re going to have to start referring these patients to a podiatrist. And that podiatrist and that internal medicine doctor now can have that relationship, because it can be on a referral type basis. There’s  many times I’ve had patients that have come straight off the street and never seen them before. And guess what first thing is they tell me?  I don’t have a primary care. It’s my job now to find that person a primary care. So now as I’m referring to the primary care, the primary care is now referring back to me. And so I think if we change the education component in medical schools, there’s also ways we can change in residency programs, especially the podiatry residency programs, getting institutions to make sure that these podiatry students understand the importance of treating diabetics how to treat infections, and then also how to do surgery on these and limb salvage type of procedures because this is where we’re losing at. Today’s students are not coming out with the knowledge of trying to do limb salvage, and limb salvage, even though it’s a it’s a unique specialty is a specialty that’s not really discussed until after years of practicing and after years of being out because guess what, it’s not really a requirement. In residency programs. It’s not really a requirement in the medical schools.


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