International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Phytopharmacological Research
ISSN (Print): 2250-1029
ISSN (Online): 2249-6084
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2020   Volume 10   Issue 6

An Overview on the Risk Factors and Prevention of Diabetic Foot Ulcer
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Shuroq F. Taju, Salwa H. Almalki, Mohammed M. Almuhanna, Faisal A. Aljanobi, Abdullah M. Alghamdi, Abdullah K. Alghamdi, Abdulrazaq A. Alkhalaf, Feras M. Aljish, Hesham A. Almuaili, Hussain M. Nadhrah, Sarah S. AlMutawa
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Abstract

Background : Diabetes is an ever-growing problem since the advent of imperial fast-food chains. Many people in developed and developing countries are facing obesity and diabetes co-pandemic. An important complication of diabetes is diabetic foot ulceration, an injury resulting from neural and vascular damage after years of poor glycemic control.  Objectives : The purpose of this study is to review the literature and discuss the risk factors and prevention of diabetic foot ulceration.  Methodology : PubMed database was used for articles selection, from where the papers were obtained and reviewed. PubMed database was used for articles selection and the following key terms: Diabetic foot ulcer, Risk factors, and Prevention. Conclusion : The best treatment is prevention of risk factors and recurrence of diabetic foot ulceration. This is best achieved by a multidisciplinary approach. Education of the population results in adherent and compliant patients and in-turn promptly reduces infections and ulcerations.


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