According to the American Diabetes Association, 18.3% of Americans 60 or older are diabetic. So it's particularly important to be aware of this condition when treating foot and ankle problems in the older patient. Brian Donley, MD, director of research and education at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation has presented chapters to help you treat and manage some foot and ankle conditions caused by diabetes. You'll refer to this issue often for articles on wound-healing, amputations (diabetes is the most frequent cause of non-traumatic lower limb amputations), Charcot foot, osteomyelitis, fracture healing, diabetic neuropathy, plantar ulcer healing and others. Key words: Charcot reconstruction, acute fractures, plantar ulcer healing, orthotics and bracing, neuropathy, wound healing, amputationDonley, Brian G. is the author of 'Diabetic Foot and Ankle ', published 2006 under ISBN 9781416038634 and ISBN 1416038639.