J Korean Diabetes.  2018 Sep;19(3):168-174. 10.4093/jkd.2018.19.3.168.

Diagnosis and Management of Diabetic Foot

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Busan St. Mary's Hospital, Busan, Korea. koje94@hanmail.net

Abstract

Diabetic foot is one of the most significant and serious complications of diabetes, and is defined as the foot of diabetic patients with ulceration, infection and/or destruction of the deep tissues, associated with neurological abnormalities and various degrees of peripheral vascular disease in the lower limb. The most significant risk factors for foot ulceration are diabetic neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease, and consequent traumas of the foot. Most diabetic ulcers can be prevented with good foot care and screening for risk factors for a foot at risk of complications. Active foot examination and foot care education are methods to prevent diabetic foot at a minimum cost. I will focus on the recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot.

Keyword

Diabetic foot; Diabetic neuropathies; Foot ulcer
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