Best Approaches to Prevent Recurring Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Speaker: David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD
Patients with diabetes who develop a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) usually experience prolonged treatments as a result of the complex nature of the disease state. One complicating factor for patients with diabetes is neuropathy, which can contribute to foot deformity and ulcer development. A multidisciplinary team is necessary to achieve overall wound management while including the patient in their care.
Prevention is essential in patients with diabetes; DFUs involve complex treatments and can have severe outcomes if not properly managed. It is important to educate the patient on preventive measures and proper foot care techniques. Reminiscent DFU prevention should be included every visit to remind patients of the importance of consistent foot care.
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