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Current Diabetes Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-3998
ISSN (Online): 1875-6417

Review Article

Concomitants of Diabetic Foot Ulcer - A Review

Author(s): Grace Vanathi M* and Rajesh R P

Volume 20, Issue 3, 2024

Published on: 01 August, 2023

Article ID: e050523216594 Pages: 13

DOI: 10.2174/1573399819666230505142514

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Background: Diabetes mellitus leading to foot ulcer is a serious complication, and it is considered a global epidemic. Neuropathyand high blood glucose levels are the primary causes of foot ulcers. Fifteen percent of people with diabetes develop foot ulcers, and these foot disorders are the main cause of lower extremity amputation among such patients.

Introduction: Complications of diabetic foot, affecting the lower extremities are common and quite complex and life-threatening. This review focuses on the life-threatening factors associated with diabetic foot ulcers and also the diagnosing and preventive measures. Neuropathy assessment and the range of foot ulcers were accurately examined.

Conclusion: Novel therapies focusing on the vascularity of the lower limbs, infection control, and ischemic control are being developed to mainly treat nonhealing ulcers.

Keywords: Diabetes, Foot ulcer, Neuropathy, Blood glucose, ischemic, infection.

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