n SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Diabetic foot care - review

Volume 86 Number 6
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017


People with diabetes are more prone to vascular and neurological impairment, especially when glycaemic levels are uncontrolled. Diabetic foot problems are a common complication of type 2 diabetes mellitus, mainly caused by peripheral neuropathy, and could lead to ulceration and amputation. The frequency of foot examinations and the appropriate level of care are determined by the patient’s risk profile. Regular diabetic foot assessment and good foot care practices are essential measures to prevent complications and to ensure optimal patient outcomes.

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