Diabetic foot – prevention and control challenges





Diabetic foot, Foot ulcer, Neuropathy, Treatment


In a recent article Pérez Lozada Y, et al. described the characteristics and outcomes of 25 diabetic patients treated for foot ulcers; the majority of them were males, over 60 years of age, many with only the primary scholarity, and 5-10 years after the diagnosis of diabetes. Low socioeconomic level and inadequate glycemic control were the major factors for development of diabetic foot, besides smoking, obesity, and lack of shoes. Most patients improved in a short span of time, despite of high rate of amputations. Multidisciplinary care, and tissue regeneration medicines favored good outcomes. Additional comments, based on more recent literature data, are herein presented.


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Modesto dos Santos, V., Arruda Modesto Sugai, T., & Arruda Modesto dos Santos, L. (2024). Diabetic foot – prevention and control challenges. Belize Journal of Medicine, 13(1). https://doi.org/10.61997/bjm.v13i1.371