A 40-year-old member asked:
What is the prevalence and risk factors for diabetic foot ulceration?
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Wound care 35 years experience
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Podiatry 41 years experience
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Wound care 20 years experience
Multiple factors: Diabetics have a lifetime risk of 15-20% of developing a foot ulcer and of those 15-20% will go on to amputations. Those % are going to increase to 25% in the next few years. Multiple risk factors lead to ulcers and amputation, and high blood sugars is one of them. High blood sugars leads to neuropathy, poor circulation and foot deformities among other things. Trauma is another risk factor.
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Podiatry 22 years experience
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Podiatry 12 years experience
Uncontrolled sugar: Keep your sugar under control and you'll be fine. Neuropathy which is the loss of sensation in your foot is the major risk factor and it occurs when sugar is not controlled.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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