Unique, practical knowledge for nurses responsible for daily management of patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and related conditions.

Improving the management of diabetic foot conditions

Publication date: Monday, 28 February 2005
Contributor(s): Anne d'Arcy

Foot complications are very common in patients with diabetes. At least one in six diabetics develop foot ulcers at some point in their lives. This article reviews why foot complications occur in diabetes, how you can detect foot problems early, and treatment and prevention strategies. The National Service Framework for Diabetes suggests that targeted foot care for people at high risk could save hundreds of amputations a year. By detecting complications earlier, we can make a real difference to patients' lives, reducing morbidity, improving quality of life and even saving limbs.

Topics covered:
Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 1, Number 2, July 2004
Print edition page(s): 88-91
Contributor(s): Anne d'Arcy

Article search and filter