Diabetes-Related Foot Disease Explained

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Diabetes-related foot disease is globally-recognised as the primary cause of diabetes-related hospitalisations and amputation, with mortality rates comparable to those of many cancers. Education and prevention are vital to improving the quality of life in people with diabetes and to curbing high rates of avoidable amputations.

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Diabetes-related foot disease (DFD) is the name given to a condition most commonly experienced by people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. It results in an insensitive and often deformed foot. A common sign of diabetic foot is when a patient displays an unusual manner of walking.


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Ian Donaldson
08 Jul 2022
Good overview
Palwinder Kaur
25 Jun 2023
very helpfull
Marcela Colo
25 Apr 2023
Registered Nurse
Short but very informative , Great to share with Cares in Aged care Facilities .
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Melissa Aspey
13 Jul 2019
good information on why diabetic foot care is very important
Haeranui Fairfax
13 Nov 2021
Nima McShane
05 Aug 2022
Assistant in Nursing (AIN)
Excellent for someone wants to learn more while working
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Katherine MacKirdy
01 Feb 2023
Concise revision.
James Nolan
01 Feb 2023
Paramedicine Student
A light approach, i would like to see some best practice research specifically addressing diabetic wound care.
Pauline Gallie
14 Jul 2019
This was useful information .
11 May 2023
Registered Nurse
Very informative.
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