Management of Diabetic Foot Problems

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Description: Guideline for the management and care of feet in diabetic inpatients

Publet Introduction:

The feet of people with diabetes can be affected by neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease, foot deformity, infections, ulcers and gangrene. Diabetic foot problems require urgent attention. A delay in diagnosis and management increases morbidity and mortality and contributes to a higher amputation rate (Reiber et al, 1999). There is variation in practice in the inpatient management of diabetic foot problems due to a range of factors, including differences in the organisation of care between patients’ admission to an acute care setting and discharge. The short clinical guideline ‘Inpatient management of diabetic foot problems’ aims to provide guidance on the key components of inpatient care of people with diabetic foot problems from hospital admission onwards.

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Target users Junior doctors


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  • Author: Omar Khan, Krishnarajah Narantharakumar, Mujahid Saeed and John Fox
  • Release date: 30-06-2014 10:30:00
  • Status: Draft - Under Review
  • History: Edited on 7/6/2014
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