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Diabetic Foot Problems

  • By: Jason Vassy
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Foot disease is a prevalent complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) and is the most common cause of limb amputation in the United States. The lifetime risk of foot ulcers in DM is 15 to 25 percent and 5 percent of diabetics ...

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