A different approach to the care of the diabetic foot

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Authors: Warren,G.

Publication: Medicine Today

Year: 2003

Volume: 4

Issue: 3

Start Page: 52

ABSTRACT:

Many diabetic patients have a neuropathy of which they are unaware. Every diabetic patient should be taught at diagnosis how to care for his or her feet.  Most neuropathic ulcers are not infected and will heal with anything on them except the patient’s weight. Any hot, swollen, painless foot should be treated as a neuropathic bone lesion and protected, until proved otherwise.

  • Listing ID: 4474
  • Author/s: Warren,G.
  • Publication: Medicine Today
  • Year: 2003
  • Volume: 4
  • Issue: 3
  • Start Page: 52
  • Article Keywords: antibiotic agent;article;body weight;diabetes mellitus;diabetic foot;diabetic neuropathy;human;patient education;protection;wound care;wound healing;wound infection