Diabetic foot

Diabetes Mellitus is a systemic disease that runs with an abnormal increase in blood glucose Ts levels. Prevention by the podiatrist with a clinical examination through sensitivity tests, doppler or ultrasound. You can check the condition of the skin and circulation to prevent the formation of ulcers. In addition, you can treat big nails to prevent biting.

The chance of a person with diabetes developing a diabetic foot wound or ulcer is between 15% and 25%, being the leading cause of hospitalization for people with diabetes. The amputation of the limb (major or minor) is its main complication, not in vain 85% of the total amputations performed are directly related to diabetic foot injuries. However, a complete cure is possible in approximately 90% of all ulcers through proper care, based on a multidisciplinary approach. And for this it is essential to pay special attention to risk factors that may be involved in the development of a diabetic foot wound or ulcer.

The main determining risk factors in the prognosis and evolution of lesions in a diabetic foot is lack of sensitivity, known as Neuropathy and insufficient blood circulation. Special care should also be taken in the face of wound infection, as it may go unnoticed and worsen in the event of risk factors.