n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - The diabetic foot : guest editorial

Volume 28, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Diabetes is increasing in prevalence worldwide, and it is estimated that roughly 6% of the world population suffers from this condition. In any unit dealing with circulatory problems probably 30 - 40% of these patients are diabetic. The major reason for hospital admission relates to problems with the feet and this constitutes the commonest cause for non-traumatic amputation of the lower limb.

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