Diabetes




  • Focuses on the relationship between diabetes and foot ulcers
  • Outlines the various types of foot ulcers
  • Discusses neuropathic ulceration; its causes and how best to assess it
  • Covers ischaemic ulceration; its causes and assessment
  • Provides guides for managing foot ulceration using surgery, dressings and more

Diabetes interferes with wound healing at several levels, and the healing of wounds in people with diabetes is often unpredictable. This chapter explores diabetes and wound care with an emphasis on the common problem of foot ulcers in diabetes.


Contents include

  • Diabetes and foot ulcers
  • Types of foot ulcers
  • Neuropathic ulceration
    • Incidence
    • Causes
    • Assessment of peripheral neuropathy
  • Ischaemic ulceration
    • Assessment
  • Infection
    • Signs and symptoms of infection
    • Investigations
    • Antibiotic therapy
    • Osteomyelitis
  • Management of foot ulceration
    • Activities of daily living
    • Dressings
    • Reduction of pressure
    • Surgery
    • Other technologies
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