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What is the prevalence and risk factors for diabetic foot ulceration?

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Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Khurram Khan
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Diabetic Ulcer

See http://www.Cdc.
Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5245a3.Htm the answer is 12.7% prevalence. The greatest risk factor is the duration of diabetes. The other risk factors are: obesity, use of insulin, smoking, hispanic, white race, not married and younger age.

In brief: Diabetic Ulcer

See http://www.Cdc.
Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5245a3.Htm the answer is 12.7% prevalence. The greatest risk factor is the duration of diabetes. The other risk factors are: obesity, use of insulin, smoking, hispanic, white race, not married and younger age.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Genkin
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Diabetic are at risk

Diabetic are particularly susceptible to foot ulceration primarily because of neuropathy, vascular insufficiency, and due to a diminished healing ability.
Patients with diabetes will often lose protective sensations, temperature and pain perception, and have an impairing awareness of trauma such as abrasions, blistering, or penetrating foreign body.

In brief: Diabetic are at risk

Diabetic are particularly susceptible to foot ulceration primarily because of neuropathy, vascular insufficiency, and due to a diminished healing ability.
Patients with diabetes will often lose protective sensations, temperature and pain perception, and have an impairing awareness of trauma such as abrasions, blistering, or penetrating foreign body.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry

In brief: 15-25% of diabetics

Approximately will develop an ulcer, many resulting in an amputation.
The main risk factors are: poor blood glucose control; vascular insufficiency, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, some for of foot deformity.

In brief: 15-25% of diabetics

Approximately will develop an ulcer, many resulting in an amputation.
The main risk factors are: poor blood glucose control; vascular insufficiency, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, some for of foot deformity.
Dr. Brandon Macy
Dr. Brandon Macy
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