The role of primary care in the prevention of diabetic foot amputations

Konstantikaki V.
2008 International Journal of Caring Sciences  
Diabetes mellitus has been described as an epidemic of the modern world. One of its majorcomplications is the formation of ulcers on the diabetic foot that may lead to low amputation or death. The globalcommunity is sensitive on the diabetic foot and the prevention of ulcers through the implementation of health educationprograms on the population and through training programs for the health professionals. It is estimated that 85% of lowamputations of the diabetic foot could be prevented with
more » ... e prevented with the growth of the development health education programs.
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