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Type 2 Diabetes Management Guidelines

Management of the diabetic foot

  • When using topical capsaicin the patient should be advised:
  • To use regularly 3-4 times per day + not to massage in
  • Not to use on broken skin or unintended areas
  • To wash hands thoroughly after applying
  • That it takes 1 week to start working and 4-6 weeks before full effects are seen
  • To build up exposure + that the initial burning sensation will settle

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Updated Foot Screening Referral Pathways 2017