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Diabetic foot

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Diabetes is considered the epidemic of the 21st century and one of its frequent complications is diabetic foot.

Diabetic foot is a result of peripheral nerve conduction deficit (neuropathy) and of the narrowing of the peripheral blood vessels (vasculopathy). This lack of sensitivity in the extremities, combined with poor blood circulation, make diabetic patients especially vulnerable to foot health complications.

What are the risk factors of diabetic foot?

There are a set of risk factors for developing diabetic foot which, if not controlled, can lead to serious complications, such as ulceration, infection, necrosis or even the partial or total amputation of the limbs:

Diabetic foot care

To prevent foot injuries, it is important for diabetics to follow certain precautions on a daily basis:

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