India is in the race of becoming the diabetes capital, with over 109 million individuals with diabetes by 2035. The prevalence of Diabetes in India is 8.6%, and as per reports, more than 1 million Indians die each year due to diabetes-related causes.
Diabetic Foot Ulcer is one such common admissions complication imposing a tremendous medical and financial burden on our healthcare system. The lifetime risk of a person with diabetes having a foot ulcer could be as high as 25% and is the most typical reason for hospitalization of diabetic patients (about 30%) and absorbs about 20% of the total healthcare costs, more than all other diabetic complications.
Diabetic foot ulcers frequently form underneath calluses and cannot be felt due to diabetic neuropathy.
- Swelling, discoloration around the wound
- Foul-smelling discharge seeping from the wound
- Pain and firmness when the injury is touched
- Callused surrounding the ulcer
- Fever and chills during advanced stages
Complications of foot ulcers
If a foot ulcer is left untreated, it can:
- Increase in size and depth.
- Become infected, which can spiral into other foot conditions.
- Lead to reduced functioning in the feet and, in some cases, even require amputation.
Choosing the correct dressing decreases time to heal, provides cost-effective care, and improves patient quality of life.
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Allow the ulcers to heal, stay off your feet, and follow the doctor’s treatment plan. Follow a strict diet and off-loading pressure from your feet is the most effective way to allow your foot ulcers to heal.