Diabetic foot

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A diabetic foot is a foot that exhibits any pathology that results directly from diabetes mellitus or any long-term (or "chronic") complication of diabetes mellitus.[1] Presence of several characteristic diabetic foot pathologies is called diabetic foot syndrome. These are thus umbrella terms.

The most serious foot complications in diabetes are:[2] [3]

Prevention

"Of all methods proposed to prevent diabetic foot ulcers, only foot temperature-guided avoidance therapy was found beneficial in RCTs" according to a meta-analysis.[5]

References

  1. [1] [2] Boulton in Diabetes, 30;36 2002

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