Orthofeet, AADE promote foot health

Friday, January 17, 2014

NORTHVALE, N.J. – Specialty footwear maker Orthofeet is working with the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) to develop an educational campaign promoting foot health for adults with diabetes, the company announced recently. Preventative care and therapeutic shoes can help diabetics maintain foot health and avoid neuropathy, according to the statement. “There are many teaching tools to help patients understand how to monitor glucose levels or eat a healthy diet, but there are very few resources that communicate the importance of daily foot care for this population,” said Bill Wald, vice president of corporate relations and development for AADE, in the release. The curriculum, developed by Dennis Janisse, the scientific affairs director at Orthofeet, and AADE, will be available for diabetes educators to share with their patients.