Foot problems in diabetes

Med Clin North Am. 1998 Jul;82(4):949-71. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7125(05)70031-6.

Abstract

Prevention and care of diabetic foot complications continue to represent a major challenge to the treating clinician. Neuropathy, infection, deformity, and vascular insufficiency threaten the diabetic foot and the overall functional well being of the diabetic patient. Although foot problems in diabetes cannot be eradicated completely, the opportunity exists to diagnose and manage diabetic foot conditions effectively, to educate and motivate patients to care for their feet, to minimize complications, and to decrease health care costs.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Infections / prevention & control
  • Bacterial Infections / therapy
  • Cost Control
  • Diabetic Angiopathies / prevention & control
  • Diabetic Angiopathies / therapy
  • Diabetic Foot / diagnosis
  • Diabetic Foot / economics
  • Diabetic Foot / prevention & control*
  • Diabetic Foot / therapy
  • Diabetic Neuropathies / prevention & control
  • Diabetic Neuropathies / therapy
  • Foot Deformities, Acquired / prevention & control
  • Foot Deformities, Acquired / therapy
  • Health Care Costs
  • Humans
  • Motivation
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Quality of Life
  • Risk Factors
  • Self Care