Diabetic Neuropathy - Of the in 30% of world Population with diabetes, 75% will develop foot problems related to the disease. Diabetic foot conditions develop from a combination of causes including poor circulation and neuropathy. Diabetic Neuropathy can cause insensitivity or a loss of ability to feel pain, heat, and cold. Diabetics suffering from neuropathy can develop minor cuts, scrapes, blisters, or pressure sores that they may not be aware of due to the insensitivity. If these minor injuries are left untreated, complications may result and lead to ulceration and possibly even amputation. Neuropathy can also cause deformities such as Bunions, Hammer Toes, and Charcot Feet.
It is very important for diabetics to take the necessary precautions to prevent all foot related injuries. Due to the consequences of neuropathy, daily observation of the feet is critical. When a diabetic patient takes the necessary preventative footcare measures, he or she reduces the risks of serious foot conditions.
Latest Publications and Research on Diabetes - Foot CareComparison of different screening tests for diagnosis of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in Primary Health Care setting. - Published by PubMed
Assessment and management of patients with diabetic foot ulcers. - Published by PubMed
Disparities in initial presentation and treatment outcomes of diabetic foot ulcers in a public, private and VA hospital. - Published by PubMed
The Influence of Age on the Management of Patients with Diabetes in the Israeli Population. - Published by PubMed
Risk factors of treatment failure in diabetic foot ulcer patients. - Published by PubMed