Case ReportsEvidence-Based Interventions for Diabetic Heel Ulcers Nutrition-Focused Management of a Rehabilitation PatientTiderencel, Kelly A. MS, RD, CDN; Brody, Rebecca A. PhD, RD, LD, CNSCAuthor Information Human Ecology Department, The State University of New York, Oneonta (Ms Tiderencel); Graduate Programs in Clinical Nutrition, School of Health Professions, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark (Dr Brody). Correspondence: Rebecca A. Brody, PhD, RD, LD, CNSC, Graduate Programs in Clinical Nutrition, School of Health Professions, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 65 Bergen Street Room 157 Newark, NJ 07102 ([email protected]; [email protected]). Special thanks to Dr Rebecca Brody for her assistance and support.The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Topics in Clinical Nutrition: October/December 2017 - Volume 32 - Issue 4 - p 305-315 doi: 10.1097/TIN.0000000000000116 Buy Metrics Abstract Diabetes can increase a patient's risk for the development of a pressure ulcer. Specifically, diabetic heel ulcers require an interprofessional approach that includes nutritional care provided by a dietitian. Assessment of malnutrition risk, along with a review of macro- and micronutrient deficiencies, assists the dietitian in determining the most appropriate intervention for a diabetic patient with a heel ulcer. Standardized nutrition recommendations exist for the management of pressure ulcers; however, a need exists for further evidence to support these guidelines. This case report presents a patient with a diabetic heel ulcer and explores evidence-based nutrition management. © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.