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Diabetes mellitus and the increased risk of foot injuries.

Phillips, Anne; Mehl, Adriano Antonio.
J Wound Care; 24(5 Suppl 2): 4-7, 2015 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | Jun 2015 | ID: mdl-26079161
Resumo: With one person dying from diabetes-related preventable complications, including foot complications, every 7 seconds across the world, it is clear this is a major health challenge. Foot ulceration in diabetes remains the commonest reason for hospital admission in Western countries. From neuropathy to peripheral vascular disease, the challenges are significant and can result in premature death, but early diagnosis by aware health-care professionals, combined with supporting people in self-care, can help reduce the problems of diabetes to manageable proportions.